Harvey - boys name

Harvey name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Harvey name meaning:

The name Harvey is of English origin and has several possible meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Breton name Haerviu, meaning "battle-worthy" or "worthy of battle." This suggests strength and valor, perhaps implying a courageous and determined personality. Another possible origin is the Old English words "hara" and "vi" which combine to mean "hare" and "way" respectively. This interpretation could signify someone who is fast, agile, and swift in their actions.

In terms of symbolism, the hare has been associated with various traits such as fertility, abundance, and intuition in different cultures. Therefore, the name Harvey might also carry connotations of abundance or fertility, and a person named Harvey might be seen as having an intuitive nature or being connected to the natural world. Ultimately, the meaning of the name Harvey can vary depending on personal interpretation and cultural context, but it often evokes qualities such as bravery, agility, and a strong connection to nature.

Origin: English

Army warrior.


Victorian names

Related names

Harvey , Harva, Hervey

Other boys names beginning with H


Overall UK ranking: 95 out of 4789

627 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (94)
  • Scotland (137)

Historical popularity of Harvey

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