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See also: raven and räven


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname​.
    • 1833, “Easter term 1833”, in The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1833[1], page 155:
      William King, Daniel Giles, and Samuel Raven, the other defendants in the bill named, who were described as the trustees nominated by the parties, of the fifth part.
    • 1855 November 1, “A narrative of law and crime”, in Charles Dickens, editor, The Household Narrative of Current Events[2], page 246:
      Mr. F. Haydon said he was an undertaker at Stockwell. He conducted the funeral of W. Raven, the registry of whose death was proved by Mr. Booth
    • 2019 November 20, Philip Haigh, “A prestigious institution”, in Rail, page 69:
      Several senior railway engineers reached the IMechE pinnacle of being appointed president: Sir Vincent Raven (1912), [...].
  2. A female given name from English for a girl with raven hair, used since the 1970s.
    • 1987, Kay Hooper, Raven on the Wing[3], page 33:
      I want you to do a background check on a woman named Raven Anderson. Waist-length black hair, violet eyes, tall, striking. Late twenties, I'd say.
    • 2017 April 5, Lisa Respers France, “'That's So Raven' sequel is happening”, in CNN Entertainment[4]:
      Raven-Symoné and Anneliese van der Pol will reprise their roles as best friends Raven Baxter and Chelsea Daniels.
  3. A male given name
    • 2013, Natsuya Uesugi, grydscaen[5], page 9:
      Raven Allen — Originally from the Zone, he becomes a member of the Psi:Ko when he is kidnapped with his brothers by trackers.


Low German[edit]


Raven f pl

  1. plural of Raav


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Proper noun[edit]

Raven m

  1. A male given name