Italian place-name

Ravenna Origin and Meaning

The name Ravenna is a girl's name of Italian origin.

Ravenna is a lovely, untouristed Italian place-name just waiting to be discovered. Renowned for its fantastic Byzantine mosaics, it's a city that has a rich historic and artistic heritage.

Part of the early Roman Republic, Ravenna was where Julius Caesar gathered his forces before crossing the Rubicon. It was the site of Dante's funeral and burial, Ravenna having been mentioned in his Inferno. Other poets with a connection: Lord Byron, who lived there, and Oscar Wilde who wrote a poem called Ravenna, as did Herman Hesse.

Ravenna Popularity

Famous People Named Ravenna

  • Pia Ravenna (born Hjördis Sophie Tilgmann)Finnish coloratura soprano

Ravenna in Pop Culture

  • Ravenna is a city in northeastern Italy on the Adriaticcapital of the Roman Empire for much of the 5th century. Ravenna was the setting of Thomas Middleton's tragicomedy "The Witch" (1616)
  • Queen Ravennathe Evil Queen in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'
  • Ravenna is a neighborhood in Seattle
  • Ravenna is a town in Ohio