Haven

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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Haven

"Haven" is a name of English origin, and it means "Safe Place". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ha"ven
Senses
  1. A bay, recess, or inlet of the sea, or the mouth of a river, which affords anchorage and shelter for shipping; a harbor; a port."What shipping and what lading 's in our haven." [Shak.]"Their haven under the hill." [Tennyson.]
  2. A place of safety; a shelter; an asylum."The haven, or the rock of love." [Waller.]

Etymology: AS. hæfene; akin to D. & LG. haven, G. hafen, MHG. habe, Dan. havn, Icel. höfn, Sw. hamn; akin to E. have, and hence orig., a holder; or to heavesee Heave); or akin to AS. hæf sea, Icel. & Sw. haf, Dan. hav, which is perh. akin to E. heave

verb Ha"ven
To shelter, as in a haven.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
  2. A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
Wiktionary
  1. A male or female given name

Notable Persons Named Haven

Haven Gillespie was a composer and lyricist. Haven was given the name James Haven Lamont Gillespie on February 6th, 1888. Haven is also known as Haven Gillespie. He left this life on March 14th, 1975.

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Haven was born on October 28th, 1995 in Ocala, Florida.

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Haven Moses is a football player for the American Football League, National Football League, and Denver Broncos. He was most prominent from 1968 to 1981. Haven was born on July 27th, 1946 in Los Angeles.

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Haven is a comics character.

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Haven J. Barlow is a Member of the Utah House of Representatives and Member of theUtah House of Representatives. Haven was born on January 4th, 1922 in Clearfield, Utah, United States.

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Haven was born on June 11th, 1846 in Huddersfield. He breathed his last breath on January 24th, 1892.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Haven

James Haven is an actor and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. James was given the name James Haven Voight by his parents Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand on May 11th, 1973. James is also known as Voight and James Haven (birth name).

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The Marquess of Milford Haven was a 23 and royal navy. His military service ended in 1914. The was born on May 24th, 1854 in Graz. He died on September 11th, 1921.

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Brooke was born on November 25th, 1979 in Sonora, California.

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Haven is a comics character.

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Tom De Haven is a literary noir and film noir author, professor, and private investigator. Tom was born in 1949 in Bayonne, New Jersey.

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Alan was born on April 1st, 1935.

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How popular is the baby name Haven in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1899 9 0 9
1908 5 0 5
1912 6 0 6
1913 10 0 10
1914 12 0 12
1915 11 0 11
1916 17 0 17
1917 19 0 19
1918 25 0 25
1919 18 0 18
1920 27 6 21
1921 16 0 16
1922 20 0 20
1923 10 0 10
1924 12 0 12
1925 14 0 14
1926 17 0 17
1927 15 0 15
1928 15 0 15
1929 19 0 19
1930 13 0 13
1931 14 5 9
1932 17 0 17
1933 8 0 8
1934 9 0 9
1935 13 0 13
1936 11 0 11
1937 28 0 28
1938 10 0 10
1939 6 0 6
1940 15 0 15
1941 20 0 20
1942 22 0 22
1943 13 0 13
1944 16 0 16
1945 17 5 12
1946 26 7 19
1947 28 8 20
1948 13 0 13
1949 14 0 14
1950 13 0 13
1951 15 6 9
1952 18 5 13
1953 14 0 14
1954 11 0 11
1955 8 0 8
1956 22 8 14
1957 6 0 6
1958 18 10 8
1959 14 0 14
1960 6 0 6
1961 20 7 13
1962 13 5 8
1963 10 5 5
1964 20 10 10
1967 8 0 8
1968 17 7 10
1969 19 8 11
1970 26 9 17
1971 24 9 15
1972 7 0 7
1973 16 8 8
1974 26 7 19
1975 21 8 13
1976 40 12 28
1977 54 26 28
1978 71 25 46
1979 53 19 34
1980 64 33 31
1981 59 38 21
1982 45 23 22
1983 31 16 15
1984 24 15 9
1985 33 19 14
1986 23 15 8
1987 29 21 8
1988 43 23 20
1989 50 37 13
1990 53 37 16
1991 54 36 18
1992 72 59 13
1993 91 69 22
1994 163 133 30
1995 143 115 28
1996 243 206 37
1997 218 167 51
1998 277 226 51
1999 357 291 66
2000 367 295 72
2001 490 391 99
2002 503 401 102
2003 573 461 112
2004 528 411 117
2005 586 451 135
2006 613 478 135
2007 695 515 180
2008 673 493 180
2009 689 538 151
2010 615 451 164
2011 647 513 134
2012 880 720 160
2013 981 844 137
2014 1,176 1,018 158
2015 1,130 992 138
2016 1,227 1,100 127
2017 1,195 1,080 115

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Popularity of Haven as a first name

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Popularity of Haven as a last name

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Common last names for Haven

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Haven U.S.
  White 86.61% 64.26%
  African American 4.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.93% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Haven

People with the last name Haven are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Haven

  • What name lists does Haven rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Haven? Haven is the 1,841st most popular name of all time. As a last name Haven was the 9,043rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Haven have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,840 babies born with the first name Haven in the United States. That's more than enough people named Haven to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Haven? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1899 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Haven first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Haven is Monday, February 18th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Haven born? The highest recorded use of the first name Haven was in 2016 with a total of 1,100 babies. That's a lot of babies named Haven!
  • Random Haven Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Haven ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 30 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Haven: Your name in reverse order is Nevah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hevna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Haven? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,614 people with the last name Haven.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Haven? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Haven as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.