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I personally love this name. I will definitely be naming my son this in the future. Draven means "child of the beautiful shadows' and I find that really beautiful. I only found out about this name because I saw it when reading a story and it has just really stuck ever since.
heavnlydevil  3/27/2019
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The Crow and League of Legends come to mind when I see this name. It's an interesting name though for either a guy or girl. I haven't met anyone with the name, but probably with the popularity of LoL it's being used again.
TanorFaux  3/15/2019
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Draven can also be used as a feminine name too. Three girls on this website made comments about their names being Draven. Three in a row. I think three of those girls have feminine middle names. It’s usually male names that become unisex. Female names will never become unisex. Draven is a nice name for either gender, but I prefer it slightly more for a boy since it sounds more masculine than feminine to me.
― Anonymous User  12/24/2018
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Draven Arlo is a character in the comic book series Children of Proteus.
RadarKuma  12/2/2018
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In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Draven who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 3, 603rd most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
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My name is Draven Brown. I was born 08-24-1995 and I am currently 23. I was named after the popular movie “The Crow”. Although the name Draven mostly became popular because of Eric Draven it has deep Scandinavian roots meaning “black bird.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2018
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My son is also named Draven, again taken from the movie The Crow and he was born on 1/22/95. So I'm sorry but the one whose son was born in 96, he was not the first with the name as I have met another with the name and he was born in 94.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2018
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My son is also Draven, he was born in '95. I've had certain people tell me it was evil and cruel to use that name. REALLY sad, he is now 23 and he loves his name, I also think a lot of people took the name from some of us who truly got it from the movie instead of hearing about it.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2018
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Sorry to the one who said that their son was the first with the name in the U.S., but he is not the first. My son's name is Draven and he was born on 09/02/2000. We are originally from Kansas and Draven wasn't used that much. My mother picked out his name from the movie, "The Crow"! There are a few others with the same name around this area (Kentucky). Draven is becoming more common. I personally like the name and feel as if it's unique and different.
Bcash2016  5/16/2018
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With the bird association, it could be drake and raven put together.
Hushpuppy  1/28/2018
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My son was named Draven in 1998. At the time his name was chosen because of the movie the Crow. I will say at the time I named him because I loved the movie and liked the uniqueness of the name. However, at a young age he sustained a life altering injury. And the meaning of a child from dark shadows fits. Also much like the character in the movie he rose from tragedy and has been
Unstoppable.
jpstafford  7/18/2017
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The name Draven was given to 250 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
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My son Draven was given the name by the father at the time for reasoning unbeknownst to me. He has surely lived up to the meaning 'from dark waters' so far to the T as of what I've read thus far. He was born 1996. I was told through SS that he was the first, so glad to know the movie obviously made it popular.
Ymcort  5/9/2017
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My son's name is also Draven but it is spelt Dravin. He was the first Dravin in MS. I chose this name not only because of Brandon Lee's character, I chose it because it is a strong name that in Old English means "Hunter". It is also the Gaelic derivative of Draken and means "Son of the Dragon".
Dmharper  1/30/2017
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This sounds like some made-up name a goth youth or goth wannabe would use in order to appear "tough"

Honestly, what reasonable person would name their child "Draven" as their given name? It's silliness.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2016
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My son's name is Draven. He was born in 2010 and people love the name, my uncle actually came up with the name. He had a Rottweiler named Draven and I thought it was an awesome name. People have asked me if I named him from the movie "the Crow" but I didn't.
Kelly.Buley  8/25/2015
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I'm a female named Draven born in the late 60's. I was always told my name was Celtic, a form of Drafend which means hunter. It became popular in the U.S. first because of The Crow and then because of League of Legends.
dravedv  2/8/2015
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My name is Draven, I was born in 1996; thus far the oldest Draven I've heard of in the area (located in the U.S.). I'm a girl, and know three other girls with the same name just in my town. There are five Draven's that I know of here, myself being the oldest (18), the next oldest is a 16 year old boy (as of 2015).
The definitions on this site and many others are inaccurate, the name is Scottish in origin and means "hunter" or "Douglas." Another translation is "Child of beautiful shadows."
Nightling22  1/27/2015
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My name is Draven and I'm a GIRL! It IS NOT a masculine name, it is a boy AND girl name. I was born in 2003 in March and my name is not made up. Everybody I meet agrees that the name is very creative and that only few truly deserve it.
bad_blood_stormer  12/31/2014
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I named my son Draven in 1998. I think it is a unique strong masculine name. I do not regret naming him Draven. People always remember him because he is as unique as his name. All these John, David, Dylan, Madison, Sophie, Emma etc... UGH!... Certainly isn't a name you'd feel embarrassed about in an interview, and it's not on a top 10 popular names list:). I never had 3 kids answer me at the park when I called to my son and for the last 15 years people have always had nice comments on his name!:)
He's in High School now... he says the girls love his name:( scary!
― Anonymous User  8/13/2014
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Sorry to the person who thought they had the 1st US bred Draven in 2002, guess the SSA didn't know what they were talking about. My son was born 4/1/00 with Draven as his first name. It is a play off a Scottish/ Celtic word... but I chose it from The Crow. To honor Brandon Lee... he was killed shooting the film The Crow. In the movie he was reborn to avenge his wife's murder and right a wrong. I look at the name as a hero, a dark Angel of redemption.
Samsdoll  9/16/2013
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I named my son Draven in February 2002. I was told that he was the first Draven in the US by the SS admissions. I absolutely love his name and even to this day receive tons of compliments for originality. I don't believe that his name has anything to do with darkness or anything for that matter.
sahnemann  4/29/2013
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The name "Draven" is actually the Scottish-Gaelic form of the name Douglas. It's meaning is "From the dark waters".

It did NOT originate from the movie "The Crow", however Brandon Lee's character did boost the popularity of the name.

I just wish I could get this information on all name sites because 99% have it wrong.
LunaRayne  2/4/2013
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The name is a modernization of the name drǽfend which means "hunter". It is a common surname in Scotland.

The name was made popular in the United States by the movie The Crow due to its main character Eric Draven.

The name "Draven" itself dates back to as early as the 1700's in Scotland.
dracolithfright  4/10/2012
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My info can be found at houseofnames.com. I retract my original timeline though. The website says its been around since at least the 1500's.
dracolithfright  4/10/2012
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After watching the movies, the realization came to me that all of the names were a variation of either 'crow' or 'raven'. Hence Draven.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2012
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Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin and his wife Linzi's son is named Dreavyn Kingslee Martin.
tigerlilly  1/28/2009
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Draven is basically just an Americanised version of D'Raven, meaning the Raven, or, in the movie's sense, The Crow. In every Crow movie, the main character has a surname pertaining to bird or, more specifically, crows.
jerseydevil1977  10/5/2008
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My son is named Draven and I think it is a fabulous name (one I hope doesn't become too common). I have found the meaning on another website, can't remember which one, as "child of beautiful shadows".
― Anonymous User  9/1/2008
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The name draven means superior of a monastery.
agreensprite  6/27/2008
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I don't know why but this sounds like the name for a goth person.
number1212  5/1/2008
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This strikes me as one of those names that parents below the age of 25 pick for their son because they think it's edgy and refreshing, and, who knows, some might pick it because they think it's ''sexy'' and youthful. Then, they will regret the choice, as it really does sound like a youthful, made-up name that doesn't age very well.
slight night shiver  4/21/2008
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My son is named Draven. And it suits him. He's a very happy, smiling boy. My husband choose the name from the film " The Crow".
wiccanmum  5/16/2007
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I love The Crow, and I love this name.
honungspinglan  1/7/2007
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Draven is a derivative of the name Kraven. Kraven is a name that means "coward." The word Draven may have been used to negate the meaning and form an opposite, from coward to brave.
utopianvirtuoso  1/4/2007
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A brand of shoes.
blackgoodbye  10/15/2006
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Draven comes from the Druid/Celtic language. Meaning: a true leader, king with leadership qualities.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2006
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I'm pretty sure it's a bad pun. Draven is "The Raven" or "The Crow".
arowbee  1/9/2006
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Chester Bennington from the band Linkin Park has a son called Draven.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2005
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This is the Dutch word for "trot".
wiswina  5/28/2005
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Draven is used by James O'Barr in "The Crow" for his character Eric Draven, popularized by Brandon Lee.
Ciarda  5/12/2005
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According to my information, James O'Barr only called his character Eric, and the surname Draven was invented by the screenwriters of the movie based on O'Barr's stories. I also don't think that Draven is a real surname, as the entry implies, but that it was only invented for the character in the film.
clevelandkentevans  12/15/2005
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Impression: Affectionate and kind at heart, always looking out for others.
lovieb  3/14/2005

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