Name for 19th January- Harvey

English: From the Breton given name Haerviu, which meant “battle worthy”, from haer “battle” and viu “worthy”. This was the name of a 6th-century Breton hermit who is the patronsaint of the blind. It was introduced to England by settlers from Brittany after the Norman conquest. During the later Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century. (behindthename.com)

Hard as it may be for many American parents to believe, this Normanname is enjoying a big style revival in England. And it just could happen here, though the film title Last Chance Harvey emphasized its middle-agedness.

Nicknames & Variations:
Harvie, Harvee, Hervey, Herve. (nameberry.com)

Global popularity:

29 in England

103 in Scotland

Harvey in song, story & screen:
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.

Known siblings

Britanny Buckley CallumChristian Connor DanaEmily Freya Gorja

Gwenevere Hannah LilyMaggie Magnolia MaryMathew Nancy Nathan

Nicholas Damian NicolePriscilla Rosalia TaraThomas William

Harvey, William (1578–1657)

English physician and anatomist who discovered the circulation of blood. Harvey also carried out important studies in embryology. http://www.daviddarling.info/images/Harvey_William.jpg&imgrefurl

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6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Bewildertrix said,

    I’ve heard it’s got quite a chavvy feel in England. I guess plastic “glamour model” Jordan may have something to do with it although thank heavens Princess (her other child’s name) hasn’t taken off.

    She herself has a nice reallyl name though: Katrina Amy Alexandria Alexis

    • 2

      babynamelover said,

      Wow thats a lot of A’s in the middle! Thank goodness Princess haven’t taken off, is he her son thats blind?

      • 3

        Bewildertrix said,

        I think he’s blind, rather large for his age (some site hormonal problems) and also may have other difficulties too e. autism. I don’t know exactly but there were many blaming her party lifestyle for his condition. There’s no proof for that but I believe she herself felt quite guilty over it.

      • 4

        babynamelover said,

        Yeah I remember that, Does she just have Harvey & Princess or are there other children?


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