Harvey

Harvey - A very unique male name



  Mar 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harvey, meaning battle worthy, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #88. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harvey and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harvey? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Harvey. The baby boy name Harvey was given to 237 baby boys in 2012, ranking #784 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,924 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harvey peaked in popularity 98 years ago in 1919 on position 85.



Famous with this name

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Keitel
Judith Harvey


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Harvey is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harvey is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #304 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,211.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Harvey is where you live.


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Harvey origin and meaning

Harvey is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means battle worthy. To see famous people named Harvey, pop culture references for the name Harvey and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Harvey

We've found the following names that sound similar to Harvey, sorted by popularity.

Herb / Harvie / Herve / Hervey / Harvy / Herbie / Herby /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012784
2011884
20101064
20091183
20081561
20071318
20061290
20051148
20041201
20031150
20021160
20011127
20001060
19991023
19981007
1997961
19961010
19951064
1994899
1993818
1992810
1991761
1990704
1989645
1988569
1987609
1986669
1985579
1984582
1983519
1982567
1981488
1980508
1979474
1978448
1977443
1976428
1975429
1974379
1973386
1972375
1971360
1970349
1969325
1968300
1967293
1966291
1965278
1964261
1963258
1962262
1961252
1960254
1959243
1958225
1957207
1956198
1955199
1954181
1953171
1952167
1951157
1950145
1949143
1948138
1947131
1946124
1945115
1944116
1943111
1942107
1941106
194098
1939102
193899
193794
193696
193599
193499
193397
193295
193193
193092
192990
192890
192794
192690
192588
192488
192391
192287
192187
192087
191985
191888
191790
191692
191594
191496
191392
191291
191192
191088

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah304
Wisconsin382
Idaho417
Missouri487
Arkansas498
Minnesota518
Washington552
Pennsylvania603
Oregon663
Kentucky679
Indiana689
New York722
Michigan729
California740
Tennessee799
Massachusetts802
North Carolina813
Illinois834
Texas937
Ohio974
Georgia1108
Florida1211

Even more about Harvey


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Harvey a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Harvey?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1919
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Harvey
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,924
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +237

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