Draven Name Meaning & Origin

Draven

Pronunciation: DRAY-vən (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Draven: | Edit

My sons name is Draven. The Crow has been my favorite move of all time. I love dark, mysterious things so the name is perfect. His middle name is Cade. Draven Cade is a very talented thriving artist who will be using his talent and creativity in his journey as an expiring tattoo artist. Apprenticeship is honorably given to Draven by my bff of 37years(my entire life) who has currently been a licensed tattoo artist for 8years. So so proud. I believe his name will be a stand out strong name in his up coming career.

My sons name is also Draven. I wanted something that was unique. And just like other people have stated, I first heard the name in the movie, The Crow. It's one of my favorites. I never heard the name when my son was younger, he's 17, but over the years I have heard of a few kids with that name as well. He has 2 middle names, Michael-Lawrence. He gets a lot of compliments on his name.

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Draven is a dark name but it also sounds sophisticated and mysterious. My son is 5 years old and I recently met a little girl with the same name. Her mother was expecting and saw a photo of my son in the local small town newspaper and loved the name. Our children are less than 1 year apart and possibly will be in the same class in school. I never thought such an obviously dark and MALE name would create the "are you referring to boy Draven or girl Draven" question. Just goes to show that as parents, we should choose our babies names wisely.......
hi, I know I'm a million years late to this thread but I wanted to say, I am a mother of a girl named Drævyn :)
Before she was ever born, I was aware 'draven' was a darker name, that is generally thought of as being masculine, but I think it's beautiful for a female. so I decided to change the spelling up a little bit. I've only ever met 2 other Draven kids :) here are the meanings I've heard:
as everyone has stated, Eric Draven from "the crow",the film with Brandon Lee
-Child of beautiful shadows,
- from the dark Waters,
and in Dutch? Or maybe Swedish
I've heard it means
- 'to drive'
Alternatively, I've also heard it means
-avenger,
-protector of love, and
- hunter ... it was also a Scottish Gaelic last name at one point in time, with various spellings.
when I first posted the idea of "drævyn" for my daughter's name, on baby center's naming forum... People lost their minds, I did not expect such a negative response...they said
it was too masculine, they hated the spelling, it was too dark and so on. I actually ended up leaving baby center for good because people were so rude to me over it.

Nicknames for Draven: | Edit

I would be cautions with abbreviating the name because it could quickly be associated in a direction you might not want to head in.

My name is and I come from Indiana so I get some hickish nicknames such as, d or dre or drav but I've been called things I don't like. But it's nice for me to know that other people have my name. I also got it from the movie "Crow" I'm also glad because you have seen that movie XD. But I'm fourteen and couldn't see myself with a different name. My middle name is Cain and I've looked that up too. But I know about the DrAvEn shoes company and I haven't bought and merchandise but I soon plan too.

My sons name is Draven and he gets called Dre a lot of short. I call him Draven but his friends sometimes call him Dre.

Meanings and history of the name Draven: | Edit

Could mean "child of beautiful shadows", "The Raven", or "Avenger".

Given the connection to the storyline of "The Crow", Draven, or d'raven may simply literally translate to "Of the raven".

Famous real-life people named Draven: | Edit

The lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has a 7 year old named Draven Sebastian Bennington! A beautiful creative name from two very creative parents! According to Chester the name was a nod to the character Eric Draven from James O'Barr's The Crow graphic novel and film starring the late Brandon Lee.

Draven in song, story & screen: | Edit

In the 90's movie "The Crow", Brandon Lee played the character of "Eric Draven" .
Sadly Brandon Lee was killed during a shooting seen while filming. Blank bullet (s) were mysteriously swapped to real bullets which killed the young actor.

There is also a shoe line "Draven"
Which also now carries clothing, hats, and other items.

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