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Gender: Male Meaning of Garvey: "rough peace" Origin of Garvey: Irish

The name Garvey is a boy's name meaning "rough peace". Garvey and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Peace and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".

From the experts:

Occasionally used in the African-American community to honor Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey, known as "Emperor of the Kingdom of Africa," though his first name is more frequently chosen. Another possible namesake is baseball player Steve Garvey. Garvey sounds more modern than HARVEY. Variations include GARRVEY, GARRVIE, GARVIE and GARVY

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Pop Culture References for the name Garvey

Garvey Gull, character in Disney's Donald Duck comics
Garvey, family on British TV's "Benidorm"
Garvey, character in "Touching Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelson