Harvey

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121k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
116k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Harvey mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Harvey

"Harvey" is a name of French origin, and it means "Battle Warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
Wiktionary

From Haerviu, name of a Breton saint, from Old Breton hoiarn (“iron”) + viu (“blazing”). Cognate to modern Breton Haerviu.

In Ireland, used as a anglicisation of Irish Ó hAirmheadhaigh and Ó hEarchaidh.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name, in modern use often transferred back from the surname.
  3. A city in Illinois.
  4. A city/town in Iowa.
  5. A census-designated place/city in Louisiana.
  6. A city in North Dakota.
  7. A town in Western Australia.

Notable Persons Named Harvey

Harvey Milk was a Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from District 5 and Memberof theSan Francisco Board of Supervisorsfrom District 5. His military service ended in 1955. Harvey was given the name Harvey Bernard Milk on May 22nd, 1930 in Woodmere, New York. He passed away on November 27th, 1978.

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Phil Spector is a record producer, songwriter, and session musician. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He holds the title Be My Baby" single. He was most active from 1958 to 1966. Phil was given the name Harvey Phillip Spector on December 26th, 1939 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. Phil is also known as Phil Harvey.

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Harvey Keitel is an actor and producer. He has been prominent since 1967. Harvey was born on May 13th, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.

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Lee Majors is an actor. He has been prominent since 1964. Lee was given the name Harvey Lee Yeary on April 23rd, 1939 in Wyandotte, Michigan, U.S.

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Harvey Fierstein is an actor, playwright, and voice actor. His ongoing career started in 1983. Harvey was born on June 6th, 1954 in Brooklyn.

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Harvey Weinstein is a film producer, co-founder of miramax films, the weinstein company, miramax, and co-founder ofmiramax filmsandthe weinstein company. Harvey was born on March 19th, 1952 in Flushing, New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Harvey

Steve Harvey is an actor, comedian, radio and television host, and author.His ongoing career started in 1985. Steve was given the name Broderick Stephen Harvey on January 17th, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia, U.S.

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PJ Harvey is an alternative rock, punk blues, art rock, and experimental rock musician. She plays Voice, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, autoharp, saxophone, violin, cello, harmonica, drums, percussion, Gretsch, Gibson Firebird, and Airline (guitar). She holds the title Dress, Water", Rid of Me", 50 ft. Queenie", To Bring You My Love", and Good Fortune". Her most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. PJ was given the name Polly Jean Harvey on October 9th, 1969 in Bridport, Dorset, England.

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William Harvey was a scientist in the fields of anatomy and medicine. William was born on April 1st, 1578 in Folkestone. He left this life on June 3rd, 1657.

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Donald was born on April 15th, 1952 in Ohio. Donald is also known as Plymouth Boy, Harv, Harvey, and Sales Team Leader.

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Paul Harvey was a television host. Paul was given the name Paul Harvey Aurandt on September 4th, 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. He died on February 28th, 2009.

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Laurence Harvey was an actor. He was most prominent from 1948 to 1973. Laurence was given the name Laruschka Mischa Skikne on October 1st, 1928 in Joniškis. Laurence is also known as Zvi Mosheh Skikne. He died on November 25th, 1973.

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How popular is the baby name Harvey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 344 0 344 #50 boy name
1881 282 0 282 #58 boy name
1882 300 0 300 #60 boy name
1883 318 0 318 #53 boy name
1884 358 0 358 #53 boy name
1885 304 0 304 #59 boy name
1886 310 0 310 #60 boy name
1887 262 0 262 #65 boy name
1888 334 0 334 #62 boy name
1889 311 0 311 #64 boy name
1890 296 0 296 #65 boy name
1891 274 0 274 #66 boy name
1892 298 0 298 #69 boy name
1893 284 0 284 #68 boy name
1894 293 0 293 #67 boy name
1895 282 0 282 #70 boy name
1896 292 0 292 #70 boy name
1897 273 5 268 #72 boy name
1898 284 0 284 #73 boy name
1899 251 0 251 #79 boy name
1900 322 0 322 #81 boy name
1901 253 0 253 #75 boy name
1902 264 0 264 #82 boy name
1903 293 0 293 #75 boy name
1904 300 0 300 #79 boy name
1905 286 0 286 #86 boy name
1906 351 0 351 #72 boy name
1907 335 0 335 #77 boy name
1908 339 0 339 #82 boy name
1909 361 0 361 #83 boy name
1910 382 0 382 #88 boy name
1911 446 0 446 #91 boy name
1912 882 7 875 #91 boy name
1913 1,033 5 1,028 #93 boy name
1914 1,257 7 1,250 #95 boy name
1915 1,621 8 1,613 #95 boy name
1916 1,779 16 1,763 #92 boy name
1917 1,821 13 1,808 #90 boy name
1918 2,132 20 2,112 #88 boy name
1919 2,045 18 2,027 #85 boy name
1920 2,187 21 2,166 #87 boy name
1921 2,293 7 2,286 #87 boy name
1922 2,224 16 2,208 #88 boy name
1923 2,130 16 2,114 #91 boy name
1924 2,265 23 2,242 #88 boy name
1925 2,209 18 2,191 #88 boy name
1926 2,159 30 2,129 #90 boy name
1927 2,219 21 2,198 #94 boy name
1928 2,203 16 2,187 #90 boy name
1929 2,077 13 2,064 #90 boy name
1930 2,072 10 2,062 #92 boy name
1931 1,992 14 1,978 #93 boy name
1932 2,046 17 2,029 #95 boy name
1933 1,909 14 1,895 #97 boy name
1934 1,953 18 1,935 #99 boy name
1935 1,967 10 1,957 #99 boy name
1936 1,982 12 1,970 #96 boy name
1937 2,095 14 2,081 #95 boy name
1938 2,066 17 2,049 #99 boy name
1939 1,963 17 1,946
1940 2,099 14 2,085 #98 boy name
1941 2,029 11 2,018
1942 2,291 8 2,283
1943 2,257 13 2,244
1944 1,963 13 1,950
1945 1,990 15 1,975
1946 2,068 10 2,058
1947 2,217 10 2,207
1948 2,010 9 2,001
1949 1,941 5 1,936
1950 1,824 12 1,812
1951 1,651 9 1,642
1952 1,601 7 1,594
1953 1,541 7 1,534
1954 1,466 7 1,459
1955 1,301 9 1,292
1956 1,377 0 1,377
1957 1,281 5 1,276
1958 1,183 8 1,175
1959 1,098 11 1,087
1960 1,009 11 998
1961 966 9 957
1962 869 9 860
1963 890 0 890
1964 870 6 864
1965 723 0 723
1966 665 5 660
1967 624 0 624
1968 636 5 631
1969 584 7 577
1970 543 0 543
1971 495 0 495
1972 451 7 444
1973 400 0 400
1974 427 0 427
1975 341 0 341
1976 326 0 326
1977 323 5 318
1978 320 0 320
1979 298 0 298
1980 285 0 285
1981 285 0 285
1982 254 0 254
1983 260 0 260
1984 205 0 205
1985 233 0 233
1986 189 0 189
1987 216 0 216
1988 254 0 254
1989 232 0 232
1990 213 0 213
1991 191 0 191
1992 177 0 177
1993 180 0 180
1994 169 0 169
1995 145 0 145
1996 142 0 142
1997 151 0 151
1998 132 0 132
1999 139 0 139
2000 151 0 151
2001 129 0 129
2002 127 0 127
2003 134 0 134
2004 149 0 149
2005 157 0 157
2006 138 0 138
2007 145 0 145
2008 144 0 144
2009 179 0 179
2010 188 0 188
2011 248 0 248
2012 288 0 288
2013 409 5 404
2014 579 5 574
2015 703 8 695
2016 787 13 774
2017 869 19 850

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Popularity of Harvey as a first name

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Popularity of Harvey as a last name

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Common last names for Harvey

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Nelson
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Harvey U.S.
  White 68.00% 64.26%
  African American 25.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.25% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Harvey

People with the last name Harvey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Harvey

  • What name lists does Harvey rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Harvey? Harvey is the 571st most popular name of all time. As a last name Harvey was the 266th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Harvey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120,987 babies born with the first name Harvey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Harvey to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Harvey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 344 new born babies.
  • When was Harvey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Harvey is Saturday, February 22nd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Harvey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Harvey was in 1921 with a total of 2,286 babies. That's a lot of babies named Harvey!
  • Random Harvey Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Harvey ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, 89 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Harvey: Your name in reverse order is Yevrah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhevya. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Harvey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 115,662 people with the last name Harvey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Harvey? Harvey was ranked as the 266th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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