Friday, 13 June 2014


"Three Ravens" by Edward Frederick Brewtnall

Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Pronunciation: RAY-vən

The name Raven originates from the English word raven, which is derived from the Old English Hræfn and Old Norse Hrafn which both mean "raven". The raven is revered by several Native American groups. It is also associated with the Norse god Odin, who has two ravens that fly all over the world, observing everything.

A famous bearer of the name is actress Raven-Symoné. It is also a character in DC comics and the real name of Mystique in the Marvel comics. It was used in the title of Edgar Allen Poe's poem The Raven, where a raven was a bearer of bad news.

Although the name is unisex, it is more commonly used as a girls name rather than a boys name.

   Related names:

Ravenna - English (f)

As a girls name Raven is ranked #513 in the United States.

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