Meaning and name origin
Harvey \ha(r)-vey\ as a boy's 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.
Harvey is a very popular first name for males (#225 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#225 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Harvey for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Harvey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Harvey (#493), Harvy and Harve. (2014 statistics).