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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 user-created lists like Obscure Female Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

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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

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