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Gender: F Origin of Raven: Word and animal name Raven's Popularity in 2016: #494

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-Symoné Christina Pearman, American actress and singer
Raven Goodwin, American actress
Raven, stage name of David Petruschin, American drag queen
Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly, American actress
Raven Clemons, daughter of CFL player Pinball Clemons
Raven Wu (b. 2013), daughter of actors Daniel Wu and Lisa S.
Raven Ward, daughter of singer Scooter Ward of band Cold
Lynn Raven, American author

Pop Culture References for the name Raven

Raven Darkholme aka Mystique, character in the Marvel Universe
Raven Baxter, character on TV's That's So Raven played by Raven-Symone
Raven, character in DC Comics Teen Titans
Raven Halfacre, character in movie "Bloodworth" played by Hilary Duff
Raven Reyes, a character on TV series 'The 100'.
Raven Queen, character from Ever After High doll line
Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way protagonist of the worst fanfic ever, My Immortal
Raven Branwen, character from web series RWBY

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