Gender: Female Origin of Ravenna: 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.

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MidnightSky Says:


Lovely, mysterious and intriguing. I do love a good witchy name.

sELEAr Says:


Love the sound of this name!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name - much more unusual than Raven, which could be a nickname for this.

SammiAnne Says:


omg I love it.

JessicaRK467 Says:


Unique and pretty

jojobabyberry Says:


I love it

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Interesting name