Raven

Raven - A very unique female name



  Feb 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Raven appeared on the charts for the first time in 1963 on position #2535. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Raven and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Raven? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Raven. The baby girl name Raven was given to 511 baby girls in 2012, ranking #543 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,766 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Raven peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1993 on position 140.



Famous with this name

Raven-Symoné
Raven Adamson
Raven Young


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Raven is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Raven is currently topping the baby name charts in Louisiana at position #232 - and is the least popular in California at position #992.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Raven is where you live.


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Raven origin and meaning

Raven is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Raven, pop culture references for the name Raven and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Raven

We've found the following names that sound similar to Raven, sorted by popularity.

Robin / Robyn / Robbin / Rayven / Ravyn / Rufina / Ruben / Raeven / Robena / Raveen /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012543
2011572
2010582
2009626
2008605
2007505
2006434
2005346
2004266
2003234
2002237
2001234
2000216
1999203
1998186
1997172
1996185
1995170
1994156
1993140
1992152
1991150
1990165
1989483
1988597
1987550
1986582
1985495
1984488
1983467
1982447
1981518
1980499
1979536
1978526
1977574
19761173
19722878
19692480
19661950
19632535

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Louisiana232
West Virginia251
Michigan284
Alabama288
Mississippi314
Maryland325
Arkansas348
Tennessee374
Virginia387
Georgia416
North Carolina455
Florida461
Missouri462
Utah468
Ohio473
Indiana490
Kentucky498
South Carolina504
Oregon523
Nevada539
Illinois550
Pennsylvania552
Arizona629
Kansas640
Oklahoma676
Minnesota680
New York726
Texas749
Wisconsin771
Massachusetts789
New Jersey792
Washington910
California992

Even more about Raven


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Raven a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Raven?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1993
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Raven
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,766
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1963
2012 births +511

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