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Raven been a favorite name in the fictional world. There are a lot of characters sporting the name, particularly superhero types! Raven from the “Teen Titans” series, the alter ego of “Mystique” in the Marvel comics, and in the “Tekken” games. If you are looking for a superhero name that is gender-neutral, Raven is the name for your baby. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Raven:

British: Large black bird

Origin of the name Raven:

British. Raven comes from the Olde English “hræfn” meaning “raven”.

Symbolism of the name Raven:

Raven symbolizes intelligence, as well as a care-free attitude. It is also associated with cleverness, and being talkative.

Baby name Raven


Style of the name Raven:


Gender of the name Raven:

Raven is more often given as a girl's name but it is becoming increasingly popular as a boy's name making it a beautiful, gender-neutral option.

Pronunciation of the name Raven:


Syllables in the name Raven:


Emotion evoked from the name Raven:

The name Raven evokes a feeling of freedom, intelligence, and romance.

Alternative spellings for the name Raven:

Ravyn, Ravin, Raeven, Rayven, Rayvin

Nicknames for the name Raven:

Ray, Vin, Rav

Popularity of the name Raven:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Raven was the 418th most popular girl name in 2020, peaking in 1993 when it was the 139th most popular name. As a boy's name, the last time it was in the top 1,000 most popular names was in 2002 where it ranked 992nd.

Related names for the name Raven:

Phoenix, Robin, Lark, Rain, Lilith

Great middle names for Raven and their meanings:

  • Ainsley (one's own meadow)
  • Bowie (yellow’, ‘fair-haired)
  • Dakota (friend/ally)
  • Ember (spark, burning low)
  • Jade (ornamental stone jade)
  • Lake (body of water)
  • Peace (virtue name)
  • Quinn (descendent of Conn)
  • Shae (admirable)

Famous people with the name Raven:

  • Raven-Symoné (actress)
  • Raven Goodwin (actor)
  • Raven James (actor)
  • Raven Snow (actor)
  • Raven Kaldera (author)

Raven in movies/pop culture:

  • Raven Baxter (character in “That's So Raven”)
  • Raven (character in the “Teen Titans series”)
  • Raven Darkhölme (alter ego of Marvel Comics character Mystique)
  • Raven Reyes (a character in the television series “The 100”)
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