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Gender: Female Origin of Ravenna: Italian place-name

The name Ravenna is a girl's name of Italian origin. Ravenna and is often added to lists like Spooky Halloween Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Ravenna

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

Pop Culture References for the name Ravenna

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

Ravena, Ravinia, Ravinna


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