"battle worthy"

Harvey Origin and Meaning

The name Harvey is boy's name of French origin meaning "battle worthy".
Two of the worst events of 2017 involved the name Harvey, the storm and accused sexual harasser Weinstein. And that's not good for the baby name Harvey's future.

Harvey previously had a respectable run as a Top 100 name in the U.S. in the late nineteenth and early decades of the twentieth century, after which it began to get a bit of a nerdy rep.

Harvey, which was brought to England by the Normans and is a version of the French name Herve, has some noteworthy references, such as a blind sixth century saint who was said to be a monk and minstrel able to talk to animals. Later Harveys include industrialist Firestone, martyred San Francisco public figure Milk, comics legend Pekar, and performers Keitel, Korman and Fierstein. Harvey was the name of an invisible man-sized rabbit who could only be seen by Jimmy Stewart's Elwood P. Dowd in a popular 1950 movie, and was the name of the main character in Rudyard Kipling's novel Captains Courageous. But with all that, horrendous storm Harvey and horrendous abuser Weinstein will inevitably have hugely negative effects on the name.
# 420 in the US

Harvey Rank in US Top 1000

Harvey Popularity

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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