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What does Perce mean?

Perce Pronunciation of Perce [perce] as a name for boys is an Old French name, and the name Perce means "pierce the vale". Perce is an alternate form of Percival (Old French).


4 alternative forms via Percival: Perceval, Percey, Percy and Purcell.

Creative forms:
(male) Percel, Prece, ..

(female) Perci, Perta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Perce Josef (P.J.), ..

How popular is Perce?

Perce is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#73154 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Percy and Percival are the prominent related forms of Perce (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Perceval, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Perce reached its highest during the years 1890-1899 (average #561), but now, the version Percy has become somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Percival, Percy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Perce and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Perce is pronounced similarly to Pearce, Pears, Peerce, Peirce, Pierce and Piers. Other recommended names are Merce, Pace, Paice, Parke, Payce, Peale, Pearcy, Peele, Pepe, Per, Percie, Perez, Perl, Perrie, Perry, Pete, Petre, Pierre, Ponce, Price, Pryce and Reece. These names tend to be more commonly used than Perce.

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