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Harvey Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Harvey?

The somewhat popular name Harvey was the 412th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2016.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #51 in 1880.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 1921 with 2,285 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Harvey was 127 in 2002.

Approximately during the years 1908-1918, and 2008-2015, the name Harvey took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1947-1951, 1952-1955, 1956-1960, 1968-1973, and 1988-1991 were years of successive downward movement.

Where is the name Harvey popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at a low point when compared to its most popular year.

Harvey's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Harvey lately has risen dramatically.

The name Harvey still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Harvey (Girl)Harvey (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 13 8,509 770 412
2015 8 12,205 694 439
2014 5 17,439 574 490
2013 5 17,500 403 614
2012 < 5 -- 287 788
2011 < 5 -- 248 857
2010 < 5 -- 187 1,040
2009 < 5 -- 179 1,057
2008 < 5 -- 144 1,221
2007 < 5 -- 145 1,215
2006 < 5 -- 138 1,216
2005 < 5 -- 157 1,053
2004 < 5 -- 148 1,077
2003 < 5 -- 134 1,131
2002 < 5 -- 127 1,128
2001 < 5 -- 129 1,103
2000 < 5 -- 150 988
1999 < 5 -- 137 1,015
1998 < 5 -- 132 1,022
1997 < 5 -- 151 906
1996 < 5 -- 140 930
1995 < 5 -- 143 926
1994 < 5 -- 169 814
1993 < 5 -- 180 787
1992 < 5 -- 177 789
1991 < 5 -- 191 736
1990 < 5 -- 213 698
1989 < 5 -- 232 656
1988 < 5 -- 254 579
1987 < 5 -- 216 618
1986 < 5 -- 189 649
1985 < 5 -- 232 577
1984 < 5 -- 205 592
1983 < 5 -- 259 519
1982 < 5 -- 254 536
1981 < 5 -- 285 496
1980 < 5 -- 285 500
1979 < 5 -- 297 479
1978 < 5 -- 321 443
1977 5 10,157 318 450
1976 < 5 -- 327 429
1975 < 5 -- 340 424
1974 < 5 -- 427 369
1973 < 5 -- 400 387
1972 7 6,793 444 373
1971 < 5 -- 495 364
1970 < 5 -- 543 347
1969 7 6,174 577 323
1968 5 7,403 631 299
1967 < 5 -- 624 294
1966 5 6,925 660 291
1965 < 5 -- 723 278
1964 6 6,272 864 262
1963 < 5 -- 890 257
1962 9 4,661 860 260
1961 9 4,660 957 252
1960 11 4,000 998 253
1959 11 3,902 1,086 243
1958 8 4,658 1,172 225
1957 5 6,435 1,278 209
1956 < 5 -- 1,376 198
1955 9 4,175 1,291 199
1954 7 4,861 1,462 181
1953 7 4,747 1,533 173
1952 7 4,647 1,595 166
1951 9 3,818 1,642 159
1950 12 3,129 1,812 147
1949 < 5 -- 1,936 142
1948 10 3,439 2,001 138
1947 10 3,546 2,209 131
1946 10 3,307 2,057 125
1945 15 2,271 1,975 116
1944 13 2,553 1,950 118
1943 13 2,612 2,244 111
1942 8 3,550 2,283 107
1941 11 2,738 2,018 106
1940 14 2,236 2,084 98
1939 17 1,981 1,946 102
1938 17 1,975 2,049 99
1937 14 2,238 2,080 95
1936 12 2,431 1,971 96
1935 10 2,816 1,957 99
1934 18 1,867 1,935 99
1933 14 2,202 1,895 97
1932 17 1,984 2,029 95
1931 14 2,246 1,977 93
1930 10 2,937 2,062 92
1929 13 2,495 2,065 90
1928 16 2,233 2,187 90
1927 21 1,909 2,197 94
1926 30 1,494 2,130 90
1925 18 2,144 2,191 88
1924 23 1,832 2,242 88
1923 16 2,309 2,114 91
1922 16 2,329 2,208 88
1921 7 4,201 2,285 87
1920 21 1,914 2,166 87
1919 18 2,022 2,027 85
1918 20 1,910 2,112 88
1917 13 2,474 1,808 90
1916 16 2,069 1,763 92
1915 8 3,256 1,613 95
1914 7 3,013 1,250 95
1913 5 3,402 1,028 93
1912 7 2,481 875 91
1911 < 5 -- 446 91
1910 < 5 -- 382 89
1909 < 5 -- 361 83
1908 < 5 -- 339 82
1907 < 5 -- 335 77
1906 < 5 -- 351 72
1905 < 5 -- 286 85
1904 < 5 -- 300 79
1903 < 5 -- 293 74
1902 < 5 -- 264 82
1901 < 5 -- 253 76
1900 < 5 -- 322 81
1899 < 5 -- 251 79
1898 < 5 -- 284 74
1897 5 1,647 268 72
1896 < 5 -- 292 70
1895 < 5 -- 282 70
1894 < 5 -- 293 67
1893 < 5 -- 284 68
1892 < 5 -- 298 69
1891 < 5 -- 274 65
1890 < 5 -- 296 65
1889 < 5 -- 311 64
1888 < 5 -- 334 62
1887 < 5 -- 262 65
1886 < 5 -- 310 60
1885 < 5 -- 304 59
1884 < 5 -- 358 53
1883 < 5 -- 318 53
1882 < 5 -- 300 61
1881 < 5 -- 282 58
1880 < 5 -- 344 51

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.