[ 2 syll. ra-ven, rav-en ] The baby girl name Raven is also used as a boy name, though it is more frequently a girl name. It is pronounced as REY-VahN †. Raven is of English origin and it is also used mainly in English. Its meaning is literally from the common word raven. The first name is derived from the English bird name.
Raven is a widely used name; it has 40 forms. Forms of the name include Raeven, Raevin, Raiven, Ravan, Ravana, Ravanna, Rave, Ravean, Raveen, Raveena, Ravena, Ravene, Ravenn, Ravenna, Ravenne, Raveon, Ravin, Ravina, Ravine, Ravinn, Ravion, Ravon, Ravone, Ravonn, Ravonne, Ravyn, Rayvan, Rayvaun, Rayven, and Rayvenne.
Raven is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked in 1993 with 0.116% of baby girls being named Raven. It had a ranking of #139 then. The baby name has dropped in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #412 with a usage of 0.041%, but it was nevertheless the most widely used among all girl names in its family. Raven has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls. There were 9 times more baby girls than boys who were named Raven in 2002.
Baby names that sound like Raven include Raevin, Raevyn, Raphine, Raveen, Ravene, Ravenn, Ravin, Ravinn, Ravon, Ravonn, Ravyn, Rayvaun, Rayvenne, Rayvin, Rayvinn, Robbin, Robbyn, Robin, Robine, and Robinn.
† Pronunciation for Raven: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"