Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RAY-vən

Meaning & History

From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English hræfn. The raven is revered by several Native American groups of the west coast. It is also associated with the Norse god Odin.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRaban(Ancient Germanic) Roan, Ronne(Frisian) Hrafn(Icelandic) Hrafn(Old Norse)
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Entry updated October 11, 2012