Other Origin(s):Celtic; Irish; British; French
Meaning:Army warrior; Battle worthy
Harvey is a boy's name capable of inspiring great endurance and resilience. With German, Celtic, Irish, English, and French roots, Harvey first emerged in the Breton language as Haerviu, and denoted someone who was an "army warrior" or "battle worthy." Evolving from the French Hervé, it's a name that caught the attention of many after the Norman conquest. And with good reason, for in Brittany, the name refers directly to the revered Saint Hervé, who was endowed with the power to cure animals. Born blind into a wealthy family, Hervé elected for the life of a monk and a poet, keeping only the close company of a faithful wolf. And so Harvey comes to celebrate the strength that comes from silent determination and a willingness to try.
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