"battle worthy"

Harvey Origin and Meaning

The name Harvey is a boy's name of French origin meaning "battle worthy".

Harvey, which was brought to England by the Normans and is a version of the French name Herve, is a genial, old-timey name that has been much more popular across the pond. It has been a Top 100 choice in England & Wales since 1997.

In the US, Harvey is an under-the-radar classic which currently sits just below the Top 400. It has been climbing steadily since the early 2000s, with only a slight dip following two of the biggest bad-news stories of 2017, the Hurricane Harvey and convicted sexual offender Harvey Weinstein. Since then, the name has bounced back – a tribute to Harvey's classic charm.

Harvey previously had a respectable run as a Top 100 name in the US in the late nineteenth and early decades of the twentieth century.

# 403 in the US

Harvey Rank in US Top 1000

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Harvey Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Harvey

  • Harvey Weinsteinaccused rapist and former American film mogul, "The Most Powerful Man in Hollywood"
  • Harvey Forbes FiersteinAmerican actor and playwright
  • Harvey Robert LevinAmerican TV producer and legal analyst
  • Harvey KeitelAmerican actor
  • Harvey William MasonAmerican jazz drummer
  • Harvey KurtzmanAmerican comics creator and editor
  • Harvey MartinAmerican football player
  • Harvey MilkAmerican politician and LGBT activist
  • Harvey Samuel FirestoneAmerican founder of Firestone tire company
  • Harvey Spencer StephensAmerican actor
  • Harvey KormanAmerican comedic actor
  • Harvey Redgraveson of actor Corin Redgrave

Harvey in Pop Culture

  • Harvey Kinklecharacter on TV's "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
  • Harvey Dent aka TwoFace, character in the Batman series
  • Harvey Bullockcharacter in the Batman series
  • Harvey Reginald Spectercharacter on TV's "Suits"
  • Harvey Rupert Elderalso known as Mole Man, character in Marvel Universe
  • Dr. Harvey Allencharacter in Marvel Universe
  • "Harvey" 1950 movie about a giant imaginary rabbit
  • "Harvey BirdmanAttorney at Law," animated series and main character
  • Harvey Wallbangertype of mixed drink
  • Harvey NormanAustralian electrical/furniture retail company.
  • George Harveymurderer in "The Lovely Bones"
  • "Harvey Beaks" animated series and its main character
  • Harvey Timbersa character from the Nickelodeon cartoon "Welcome To The Wayne"
  • Harveya recurring pet parrot in the Cube Escape and Rusty Lake series

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