Origin of the name Harvey
Harvey, of Scottish Gaelic origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Harvey are in general originating from France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Harvey across the world, see Herve.
Name meaning of Harvey
- Battle worthy or carnage worthy
- Name Number: 7
- Interpretation: Inner, Thought, Mind, Psychology, Secret, Mystic, Strange, Study, Knowledge, Loneliness, Rest
History and Related Information
English: transferred use of the surname, which is of Breton origin, from a personal name composed of the elements haer battle + vy worthy. It was introduced to Britain by the Bretons who settled in East Anglia and elsewhere in the wake of the Norman Conquest.
Cognate: French: Hervé (a direct borrowing of the Breton personal name).
Short form: English: Harv(e).
Popularity of the given name
The name Harvey is ranked on the 1,461ˢᵗ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 147800 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.005% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Harvey has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
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