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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
I don't think this is a horrible name, but whenever I hear it I think of those "safe Haven laws" about being able to abandon a newborn baby.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2014
"Haven" implies that she is a gracious hostess, not particularly that she is promiscuous, as some here have posited.
-- Sabertooth  9/27/2014
Haven Moses (a male), a famous football player, may be the first person with this name. Thus, the name perhaps started as a masculine name and slowly evolved to a name more widely used on females.
-- LMS  10/11/2014
My little 18mth old boys name is Jet Haven. We took the name Haven from one of our favourite bands and didn't think that anyone else had ever used it as a name until now. We always get comments on how lovely it is and how well his two names flow together.
-- Ninakym  11/4/2014
I love the name Haven for a boy! My 10 year old grandson is named Haven. There is another teen aged boy named Hayven (spelled with a 'y')at his school, and 2 of my friend's Grandfathers were named Haven.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2015
I know Haven is a bit tacky, but I think it would be beautiful on a girl, young or old.
-- lilpimpteller  2/18/2015
I think Haven is a beautiful name and personally prefer it for a girl. It's still not extremely common, yet unique. It sounds soft and pretty. I would picture a girl named Haven as being very sweet and gentle. I would be very proud to name a daughter Haven.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2015
I really love this name, which is strange because I don't like the name Heaven. It's just so pretty on a girl and strong on a boy. It can suit a person of any personality, which is rare in a name.
-- Anonymous User  7/1/2015
I have a friend who's expecting her second child sometime this summer, this is one of the names she's debating on and I PRAY she decides against it and chooses a more decent and practical name. Not this made-up, trendy, tacky and trashy "Haven" plus, her first child's name is so decent and would make an excellent sibling set if only she moves away from "Haven" and towards something far better.
-- Anonymous User  3/23/2016
In 1929, my grandmother's sister convinced my grandmother to name my father Floyd Haven, after a boy she admired when she was young. My father went on to raise 9 children. My older brother is named Carl Haven and his daughter, my niece is named Amanda Haven. I have another niece named after my father; Elizabeth Marie Haven. I too carry my father's name; Debra Haven. And I have a son named Benjamin Haven. The name "Haven" has become a family name and I sure hope our descendants continue to honor my father in carrying the name on down the line.
-- dhavenm  4/5/2016
This is my name (well, it's spelled slightly differently for me -- Hayven), and I absolutely love it and its meaning. I don't get the comments about it being tacky, trendy, or childish -- I'm a woman in my late 20s and work in academia, and I've never had any problems being taken seriously because of my name. People sometimes mispronounce it, but that's the worst of it, and I do get a lot of compliments on it! I think Haven (or Hayven, Haiven, etc.) would be a good name for someone of any gender and personality.
-- Anonymous User  4/5/2016
I don't understand why this name is so loved. Personally, I find "Aven" much, much better. Aven said as Ay-vin. I would be satisfied if Aven replaced Haven. (If Aven sprung onto the charts and became more popular than Haven or Aven on the charts and Haven no longer on). My aunt doesn't like this name either. She stated in her own words that it sounded like "Heaving". I couldn't argue with her there!
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2016
The name Haven was given to 138 boys born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
I know a girl named Haven at my high school. She's always kind and gentle towards everyone. She has a close group of friends, she's a really sweet, happy young girl. I don't know her personally, but I've heard she's a preacher's kid, and according to her facebook she is an aspiring author. I think the name really suits her actually.
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2016
Haven is my name, and if it's any consolation I'm a fifteen year old female. Personally I really fancy my name. I think it fits me— it ties into my blonde haired, blue eyed image. I don't see it as tacky or corny. I've never dealt with dirty jokes (and I'm in high school). Furthermore, my peers constantly let it be known that Haven is actually a pretty, unique name which perfectly suits my character. I have never seen it as masculine. Even though oftentimes substitute teachers mispronounce it as "Heaven", the bottom line is that I wouldn't choose any other name for myself.
-- havenreynolds  7/29/2016
The name Haven sounds like a name of a really popular girl!
-- Girly girl1122  9/5/2016
My name is Haven and it has been for 14 years. I can say from experience with this name it is hard to bear. People always say it Heaven or Have-in, it kinda gets old after a while. People do tell me that I have a cool name and that it is pretty. But people have called me Hillbilly Haven because I am from the south. It really got on my nerves but I don't get how it is a cool name- how is it cool? I mean, my mom gave it to me so I guess I will just get used to it I guess my name is alright.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2016
Haven is the most beautiful name in the whole world and only very lucky very beautiful people have this name. It is the prettiest name I have ever heard of!
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2016
We named our daughter Haven Scott and we call her by both. She is only 18m so we don't know if it will stick or not. We knew of a middle school age girl named Hannah Scott (her father was named Scott) and everyone calls her by both names. We loved it so when we came across Haven it seemed perfect to name her Haven Scott (her Dad is Scott as well)! When she was about 6 months old the place where I was having items monogramed for her just raved about her name! The clerk asked me if I would mind her sharing the name with a friend.... Many months later she emailed me just to let me know that her friends named their daughter Haven Scott! People compliment her name always....
-- Anonymous User  9/27/2016

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