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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Harvey
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Harvey in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Harvey:
Records indicate that 114,861 boys in the United States have been named Harvey since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1942, when 2,285 people in the U.S. were given the name Harvey. Those people are now 73 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Harvey
Based on the comments submitted below
7 Positive Comments
"I like Harvey Keitel and this name because it is a classic mans man, name. I definitely wouldn't name my boy a name that could be a girls name. We are naming our first boy Harvey James. Everyone I tell the name lights up and says they like it and haven't heard it for a while. We wanted to choose names for our children that were unique but at the same time not weird. Our daughter is Cordelia May." Nov. 3, 2014:
"My son who is 5 is called Harvey. I fell in love with the name as soon as heard it." Sep. 7, 2010:
"I don't know y, but I think thet the name Harvey is cute when you're a little kid, but kinda macho once you're an adult." Mar. 1, 2009:
"I named my son, almost 1, Harvey John. I LOVE it. People seem to have a positive response to it." Mar. 6, 2008:
"I love this name. Ilove how it sounds. I would definatley name one of my sons this. My mom thinks it sounds weird, I do not know. I love the name alot." May. 7, 2007:
"Its a cute name, if i have a son that's what im going to call him!" Apr. 26, 2007:
"Harvey is my brothers best friend name and it's not alot of people that I know with this name thats why it's a name that I like." Apr. 19, 2006:
2 Negative Comments
"The name Harvey is uncommon. It makes you an the object of ridicule. It has negative associations such as "Un-cool" & "nerd." Characters named Harvey are never heroes, they're usually inept people who are pitied & laughed at. Anyone named Harvey is likely to go by a nickname or middle name instead of their given name." Feb. 17, 2015:
"Reminds me of Two-Face, one of Batman's arch-enemies, known for his obsession with the number two (or 2), words related to that number, and his heads or tails coin. Prior to his left half being disfigured by acid, he was just plain Harvey Dent, an upstanding citizen of Gotham City where he was district attorney. Let's not, however, confuse him with The Joker's girlfriend Harley Quinn." Jan. 21, 2008:
4 Neutral Comments
"There are two men forenamed Harvey in the Batman comic strips, not to mention Batman: The Animated Series (later renamed The Adventures Of Batman And Robin). One of them is Detective Harvey Bullock, a colleague of Commissioner Gordon and WPC Renee Montoya among other police officers in Gotham City, and the other is the one-time Gotham City district attorney Harvey Dent, whose left half being disfigured with acid results in Dent becoming the villainous Two-Face." May. 1, 2008:
"Has actually made a comeback on the British side of the Atlantic in the past few years (Katie Price AKA Jordan the British glamour model named her son Harvey after her granddad), but it's hardly likely to climb the American charts anytime soon. It's not even in the American top 1,000 at the present time." Apr. 28, 2008:
"A shame that it's no longer in the American top 1,000 today - I think that Batman's arch-enemy Two-Face (once the Gotham City district attorney Harvey Dent before his left half was disfigured by acid), or maybe Harvey the Invisible Rabbit, put the name out of use. On a positive note, however, there is the American actor Harvey Keitel, but he's hardly likely to influence a new generation of Harveys at any time now or in the future." Apr. 27, 2008:
"My name is Harvey, and I hardly ever run into anyone with the same name." Dec. 20, 2006:
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