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Meaning and Name Origin

Harvey \ha(r)-vey\ as a boys' name is pronounced HAR-vee. It is of Old English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Harvey is "eager for battle; strong and worthy". Variant of Herve (French). Norman name revived in the 19th century. In the movie "Harvey", Jimmy Stewart was upstaged by a giant invisible rabbit. Playwright Harvey Feirstein.


Variations

Harvey has 8 variants: Harv, Harve, Harvee, Harvie, Harvy, Herv, Herve and Hervey.


Popularity

Harvey is a very popular first name for men (#225 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#225 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Harvey for boys. Harvey reached its peak rank of #58 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #493. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Harvey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harvey outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Harvey and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Harvey (#493 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Harvy and Harve. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now significantly less popular, with the version Harve becoming less in vogue. Harvey (#493) is the most fashionable baby name in this list, with this name undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Harve, Harvey, Harvy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harvey outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Garvey, Hardey, Harley and Jarvey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harvey.

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