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Gender Masculine
Language(s) Old Norse
Language(s) Old Norse
Meaning "raven"
Other names
Cognate(s) *Hræfn, Raven

Hrafn is both a masculine byname, and personal name in Old Norse. The name translates into English as "raven". The Old English form of the name is *Hræfn.[1] The name is paralleled by the English masculine given name Raven, which is derived from the vocabulary word "raven".[2]

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  1. ^ Reaney, Percy Hilde; Wilson, Richard Middlewood (2006), A Dictionary of English Surnames (3rd ed.), London: Routledge, p. 2594, ISBN 0-203-99355-1 
  2. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 226, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1