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Gender: F Origin of Raven: Word and animal name Raven's Popularity in 2015: #489

Bird name Raven, once a symbol of pride for both African-American and Wiccan parents, is finding new life as a superhero name. Raven Darkholme is the real name of Mystique, heroine of the X-Men films played by Jennifer Lawrence. And there is another Raven superheroine in Teen Titans. Some parents may still choose Raven to signal black pride or mystical powers or maybe even Edgar Allan Poe fandom, but we are guessing most inspiration is coming from the comics.

Famous People Named Raven

Raven Symone, American actress and singer
Raven Goodwin, American actress
Lynn Raven, American author

Pop Culture References for the name Raven

Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way protagonist of the worst fanfic ever, My Immortal
Raven Darkholme, real name of X-Men character Mystique
Raven Baxter, character on That's So Raven played by Raven-Symone
Raven, DC Comics super heroine and member of the Teen Titans
Raven Halfacre, from the movie "Bloodworth" played by Hilary Duff
Raven Reyes, a character portrayed by Lindsey Morgan in the TV series 'The 100'.
Raven Queen, character from Ever After High doll line

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