Raven Name Meaning & Origin

Raven

Pronunciation: RAY-vehn (key)

Origin of the name Raven:

Derived from the vocabulary word raven which denotes a large, black bird of the crow family.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Rae, Ravyn

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Comments and insights on the name Raven: | Edit

I just love this name!!!!!!!!!!!

Contains the same letters as Verna.

I hate this name. I would never call my child Raven, although I might, on the other hand, call my child Dove, Raven's "opposite name".

Personal experiences with the name Raven: | Edit

Don't mean to be selfish but Raven has a devilish meaning but also a heavenly meaning. In some countries, Raven means "Devil Bird" But in the Bible, there was a Raven that helped the Dove on Noah's Ark. I like my name. I like it a lot. Ravens' are independent and caring. People judge us by how we look and not how we act. It's not right. The meaning of my name though is different from most : Old German Hraban. She is loyal, honest, independent, has great energy, quick to take up for her own, very loving, wise and caring.
But trust me, it's a really good name. But don't ask me what to name your child. That's up to you.

Nicknames for Raven: | Edit

Rae, Raves Ray-Ray,Ven

Meanings and history of the name Raven: | Edit

A modern name, which like Ebony can be an expression of African-American pride. In Norse mythology, ravens were a symbol of wisdom.
Can also be used for baby with dark hair, dark eyes or a fall and winter baby.

Famous real-life people named Raven: | Edit

Raven Symoné - American singer and actress
Raven, RPDR season 2 contestant & all star season runner up

Raven in song, story & screen: | Edit

Raven Darkholme AKA Mystique from Marvel's X-Men
Raven, a cloaked, emotionless heroine, daughter of an inter-dimensional demon, probably the darkest hero in the entire DC comics universe
Raven from Teen Titans
Raven Madison- Main gothic heroine from the vampire series Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

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