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I really love this name! I'm using it in a story I'm writing about a girl who is coping with the loss of her best friend.
-- JungKyungSoon  9/20/2006
A cool name. Much better than Heaven. In Swedish it means "the seas; the oceans", which I think is fun, since a haven is somewhere you can go when you are in danger on a stormy sea!
-- Caprice  12/2/2006
Haven is the name of the author Haven Kimmel.
-- canuckflame  3/31/2007
I go on holiday to Haven.
-- DontDissMadison  5/10/2007
I actually kinda like this name. I was wondering what sort of comments people would leave, but they are quite positive! Very pretty.
-- rhiannon4  10/16/2007
Haven is a really pretty name!
-- DontDissMadison  10/19/2007
Haven is the Dutch word for sea port.
-- renee06  12/7/2007
Haven sounds like a very gentle, kind girl, who would be likely to take a baby animal in and nurse it back to health.
-- sweetkit  3/21/2008
In Chima's "Wizard Heir," the wizard-run boarding school is called 'The Havens.'
-- Elvenscholar  3/28/2008
It can also mean "the garden" in Norwegian.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2008
It's admittedly a pretty name and a nice idea, but it sounds a bit tacky. I can't easily imagine a grown woman named Haven. At most, I can picture some rather kooky new age hippie woman named Haven. The name sounds too much like Hayden, a masculine name, anyway, but I absolutely cannot imagine this name for males despite that because of the meaning. Call me crazy, but something tells me that women tend to be the less violent sex.
-- slight night shiver  5/31/2008
Everybody seems to think of a girl when they hear this name, but personally I keep seeing a full-grown man. This name is so strong, yet it isn't rough like so many present male names. It's such a worthy name, and nearing the top of my list.
-- IronTears  6/14/2008
Pretty, pretty name. I think it sounds nice on either males, or females. I think the name Harper would go nicely as a sibling's name.
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2008
This is even cornier than Heaven.
-- bananarama  8/1/2008
This is my name. I'm 26. I've known three other Havens personally (all male) and known of three others (1 male, two female). I'm often complimented on my name and told that it's quite beautiful. While I am slightly eccentric I am far from a new age kook and the men I have known with the name have all liked having it. In fact I was quite aware of having a "boy's name" until I was in my late teens, when it was accepted as feminine. Oh - and while I do take in stray animals that's far from my personality.

It is a difficult name to bear, just because it is uncommon and close to heaven. However its popularity is increasing and therefore is becoming more common. I don't think of my name as corny, especially with its usage. I do think that parents need to understand how close it is to heaven and the confusion it will cause.
-- Anonymous User  12/6/2008
I actually know of a bunch of people named Haven. It's really not an uncommon name.
-- Anonymous User  1/5/2009
I love this name, but think about it for a second. Do you really want your daughter to be a "Haven"? I don't know about you, but I see some dirty jokes at the girl's expense.
-- Anonymous User  2/13/2009
Haven is my name. Most people pronounce it wrong. They say "Heaven" or they ask me how to pronounce it. Most people like my name a lot. I have seen 1 Haven before. It was a boy. I love my name.
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2009
The book That Summer's 9 (Sarah Dessen) main character is a girl named Haven.
-- smiilebiigerx3  4/29/2009
Just like Nevaeh is Heaven spelt backwards, Nevah is Haven spelt backwards. I think Nevah is a rather beautiful name.
-- kool_babe14  5/26/2009
I am proud to say that I have carried Havens as my last name all of my life and was blessed to be able to give my great granddaughter the name Haven just last year. I am from Swedish and Norwegien descent and was glad to read the meanings of this name in my ancestry.
-- David Havens  9/14/2009
I actually find the name to be extremely tacky and would expect a stripper to have the name.
-- Anonymous User  9/13/2010
I think it's a nice variation of all the Hayden, Aidan and Braden-names. It's a bit more uncommon and it has a nice meaning. It suits girls too but for either gender I'd use it as a middle name instead.
-- Dahlis  11/13/2010
Haven Garner Warren is the second daughter of actress Jessica Alba and her husband, Cash Warren.
-- charlweb  8/22/2011
Haven is my favorite name for a girl. I'm not old enough to have kids yet, but when I do I'm planning on naming my first daughter Haven. I actually liked this name before I even knew it was popular. I was doing a crossword puzzle and one of the answers was Haven and I remember thinking that that would make a really nice name. So I looked it up and it just happened to be a name that's starting to become popular for girls.
-- Icycoldhot  7/7/2013
I had no idea this was a man's name in past generations. I like this name but I wouldn't use it on a boy today.
-- Zinha  1/8/2014
Haven Gillespie (1888-1975), songwriter of the early 20th century. Born in Covington, KY; died in Las Vegas, NV. Credits include country song "Right or Wrong" and Christmas song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
-- Zinha  1/8/2014
Haven Monroe is my daughters name! They are both actually male names. I loved Haven as her name and Marilyn Monroe is my Idol so that's how she got her middle name! I have never had one negative comment about it! :)
-- monroechick86  5/8/2014

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