Raven Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English raven, used as a nickname for a thievish or dark-haired person. In some cases it may be from a personal name derived from this word, a survival into Middle English of the Old Norse byname Hrafn or of an Old English cognate name (Hræfn). A few early forms such as William atte Raven (London 1344) suggest that it may also in part be derived from a house sign. North German: from Middle Low German rave(n) ‘raven’, a nickname or an old personal name. Compare 1 above.

List of People with Surname Raven

Based on our public records, there are a total of 967 people with the surname Raven. Among these people surnamed Raven, there are approximately 321 distinct names, with an average of 3 people who share the same name. Michael Raven, Robert Raven and James Raven are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Raven, with 28, 23 and 21 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Texas has the most people surnamed Raven, with a total of 172 people, and there are a total of 124 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Raven, with a total of 124 people and an average of 86 distinct names.