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What does Raven mean?

Raven Pronunciation of Raven as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Raven) is pronounced RAY-ven. It is of English origin. A large black bird made famous by Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven". Suitable for a black-haired or dark-skinned baby. Actress Raven Symone of "The Cosby Show".




VARIANTS Ravina, Rayvenne, Rayven, Rayvinn, Ravyn

(female) Ranven, ..

(male) Razen, ..

Raven Penelope (R.P.), ..

How popular is Raven?

Raven is a very prominent first name for females (#1358 out of 4276, Top 32%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#9456 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Raven entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #139 in the U.S. in 1993, and is at #412 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Raven (#412 IN 2018) are Ravyn and Rayven. These relations of Raven were popular as birth names in the year 1993 (USAGE OF 0.1%) and have become much less widespread since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raven, Ravyn, Rayven in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Aven, Calen, Caren, Casen, Daveen, Deven, Eaden, Faren, Galen, Haven, Heaven, Jaden, Kalen, Karen, Laken, Laren, Maren, Rae, Raene, Ragan, Rahel, Rain, Rakel, Raley, Ramee, Ranee, Ravena, Ravenna, Raye, Rowen, Ryen, Taren and Valen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Raven.