What does Harvey mean?

Definitions for Harvey
ˈhɑr vihar·vey

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Harvey, William Harveynoun

    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)


  1. Harveynoun

    A surname.

  2. Harveynoun

    A male given name from the Celtic languages, in modern use often transferred back from the surname.

  3. Harveynoun

    A city in Illinois.

  4. Harveynoun

    A city and town in Iowa.

  5. Harveynoun

    A census-designated place and city in Louisiana.

  6. Harveynoun

    A city in North Dakota.

  7. Harveynoun

    A town in Western Australia.

  8. Etymology: From Haerviu, name of a Breton saint, from Old Breton hoiarn ("iron") + viu ("blazing"). Cognate to modern Breton Haerviu.


  1. harvey

    Harvey is typically a male given name, of French origin (Hervé), interpreted as 'battle worthy' or 'blazing iron'. It might also refer to Hurricane Harvey, a major hurricane that hit Texas in 2017, causing catastrophic damage. Additionally, it could refer to Harvey, a 1950 comedy-drama movie based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. In terms of geography, there are several cities, towns, and places named Harvey scattered across places like Australia, Canada, U.S., and others.


  1. Harvey

    Harvey is a town located in the South West of Western Australia along the South Western Highway, 140 km south of Perth, between Pinjarra and Bunbury. It has a population of 2,606.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Harvey is ranked #266 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Harvey surname appeared 115,662 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 39 would have the surname Harvey.

    68% or 78,650 total occurrences were White.
    25% or 28,916 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 2,915 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 2,602 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 1,978 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 601 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harvey in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harvey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Harvey in a Sentence

  1. Matt Damon:

    When Matt Damon see Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken taking a picture putting Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken hands on that woman’s flak jacket and mugging for the camera … that is just like a terrible joke, and it’s not funny. It’s wrong, and he should n’t have done that, but when you talk about Harvey Weinstein and what Harvey Weinstein’s accused of, there are no pictures of that. Harvey Weinstein knew Harvey Weinstein was up to no good. There’s no witnesses. There’s no pictures. There’s no braggadocio. That stuff happened secretly, because it was criminal and he knew it. So they don’t belong in the same category.

  2. Another PR specialist:

    Steve Harvey is one of most recognized faces in America with a clean public image, steve Harvey's family and corporate friendly. Between already being extremely successful host of Steve Harvey own syndicated TV show and radio show, owning a dating website and own Steve Harvey very own tie collection - Steve Harvey is powerful brand. We all make mistakes and Steve Harvey will have no problem recovering from this one.

  3. Winston Lawson:

    Lee Harvey Oswald just answered the questions as asked to Lee Harvey Oswald. Lee Harvey Oswald didn't volunteer any information. Lee Harvey Oswald sat there quite stoically, not much of an expression on Lee Harvey Oswald face.

  4. Assistant District Attorney Meghan Hast:

    At the end of this trial, the evidence will be clear that Harvey Weinsteins seated right there is not just a tycoon in Hollywood, Harvey Weinsteins was Harvey Weinsteins, sexually assaulting these women when they refused to comply with Harvey Weinsteins desires and Harvey Weinsteins orders.

  5. Judyth Vary Baker:

    I know names. I know who's behind it. I know about the big group in Texas. But I could prove nothing. I'm snuffed, any way you look at it. So here is where my end begins." Lee Harvey Oswald, July 29, 1963 New Orleans

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