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What does Haven mean?

Haven /ha-ven/ as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Haven) is pronounced HAY-ven. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Haven is "a place of safety, sanctuary".

Associated with: old english.


Haven has 4 variants: Hagan, Hagen, Havin and Hogan.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Halven, Hamven, ..

(female) Habe, Havenne, ..

How popular is Haven?

Haven is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#8733 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Haven for boys. Haven was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #1046 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is at #1189 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Haven name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Haven outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of Haven and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Haven (#1189 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000 are Hagen (#1367 via latest list), Hogan and Hagan. These relations of Haven were favored as birth names in 2009 and are almost as common today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Haven, Hagan, Hagen, Hogan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Haven and related baby names outside U.S.

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Recommended names are Beven, Caden, Craven, Dagen, Dalen, Daven, Davien, Davyen, Deven, Draven, Eagen, Galen, Galven, Garen, Garven, Gaven, Hacon, Hadden, Haden, Hadon, Hagun, Hakon, Hale, Halen, Hallen, Halten (see Halton), Halver, Hamel, Hamlen, Hanan, Harben, Harden, Harken, Harlen, Harmen, Haron, Harun, Harve, Harvee, Harvey, Hasan, Havel, Havier, Haviv, Hawes, Haydn, Hazel, Hazen, Hevel, Irven, Iven, Jacen, Jaden, Jalen, Jaren, Jaxen, Jeaven, Kalen, Kayven, Keven, Laken, Marven, Naren, Neven, Niven, Paden, Paten, Raven, Rayven, Saxen, Sven, Talen, Taren, Teven and Valen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Haven.