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What does Percey mean?

Percey Pronunciation of Percey [percey] as a boys' name has its roots in Old French and Latin, and the meaning of the name Percey is "pierce the vale". Percey is an alternate form of Percival (Old French). Percey is also a variant of Percy (Latin).


Percey has 2 variants: Pearcy and Percie.

3 more alternative forms via Percival, Percy: Perce, Perceval and Purcell.

Creative forms:
(male) Perpey, Peycey, ..

(female) Perse, Persy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Percey Issac (P.I.), ..

How popular is Percey?

Percey is an unusual given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#96918 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Percy and Percival are the prominent alternative forms of Percey (outside Top 2000). These forms of Percey were at the apex of their popularity in the 1890s (adoption of 0.14%), but now, the version Percy has become somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Darcey, Derbey, Gerrey, Hervey, Jerrey (see Jerry), Jervey, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerrey, Merce, Mercer, Mersey, Parke, Parrey, Pearce, Peerce, Peirce, Penley, Perez, Perry, Pierce, Price, Pryce, Sergey, Terrey and Verney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Percey.

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