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Gender: Female Pronunciation: MOR-ven Origin of Morven: Scottish, poetic place-name

The name Morven is a girl's name of English origin. Morven and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

In the Ossianic poems, Morven is the name of Fingal's kingdom. This name, borne by young Scottish actress Morven Christie, has a darkly seductive quality to it.

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Famous People Named Morven

Morven Christie, Scottish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Morven

Morvern Callar, titular character of the novel by Alan Warner and portrayed by Samantha Morton in the film by Lynne Ramsay
Morven (Digby) Shreve, character on British TV series "Holby City"
Morven Mountains, Caithness and Aberdeenshire, Scotland (the latter of which is mentioned in a poem by Lord Byron: 'When I rov'd a young Highlander o'er the dark heath, / And climb'd thy steep summit, oh Morven of snow!')

Morvyn, Morvan, Morvin


lesliemarion Says:


Morven to me is a powerful female name. It sounds mystical and strong.

Impwood Says:


This name seems very unpopular. "Harsh," says Nameberry, "Horrible," say commenters. I think it's pretty.

RoddyThlayli Says:


This sounds really masculine to me for some reason.

Zelliew Says:


This is as bad as Mervette

Marlz81 Says:



lesliemarion Says:


Not sure why I am so drawn to this name, but it seems to exert a strange power over me.