Harvey Name Meaning & Origin

Harvey

Pronunciation: HAHR-vee (key)

Origin of the name Harvey:

Derived from the Old Breton Aeruiu or Hærviu (battleworthy), which are composed of the elements hær (battle) and viu (worthy).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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In the U.S., the Spanish name Javier is sometimes Americanized to Harvey.

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Harve, Harry

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French for warrior

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Harvey Haddix, Major league baseball pitcher
Harvey Korman, American comedic actor
Harvey Milk, American politician and gay rights activist
Harvey Firestone, American industrial leader
Harvey Weinstein, American film producer

Harvey in song, story & screen: | Edit

Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas in 2017.
Harvey Dent, fictional character in the "Batman" comics and movies.
Harvey Kinkle, fictional character from the television show "Sabrina the teenage Witch."
"Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law" animated television show on the Cartoon Network.
"The Harvey Girls," MGM musical film based on a novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams and starring Judy Garland.
"Harvey," Pulitzer prize winning play written by Mary Chase, which was made into a movie starring Jimmy Stewart.
Harveys is a Canadian fast-food chain.
Harvey Wallbanger is a alcoholic drink.
Harvey Award, award given for achievement in comic books.
Harvey Specter, the main character on "Suits"
Harvey Grimspoon, a repulsive, obnoxious bar equipment salesman in the comic blog, The Greasers of Hazzick Flats, with whom Alex S. Smuckers' mother has an affair that produces an evil daughter named Fancy. See http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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