Parents who want to give their little girl a dark name might be attracted to Raven. This moniker would give a nod to the classic author, Edgar Allen Poe, who penned the poem, The Raven. That means that lovers of literature might be attracted to this one.

It’s sophisticated but has an air of gloom to it that makes it sound lovely and dark. A little girl named Raven will be charming and slightly spooky.

"Raven" is a name of English origin, and it means "Blackbird". From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40,866 babies born with the first name Raven in the United States. The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raven is Friday, May 14th, 1880.

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