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What does Percy mean?

Percy Pronunciation of Percy as a boys' name is pronounced PER-see. It is of Latin origin. A British aristocratic surname derived from Persius, a Latin version of a name used among the ancient Gauls. Persius possibly means "to penetrate the hedge" as reference to an effective hunter, in Old French. See also Percival. Author Walker Percy; poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

ASSOCIATED WITH Pe-, british (england), aristocratic (noble), surname, gauls (roman), hunter


VARIANTS Pearcy, Percey, Percie


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How popular is Percy?

Percy is a very popular first name for males (#465 out of 1220, Top 38%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#7631 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Percy reached its peak rank of #111 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Percy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Percy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Percival is the only other popular related form of Percy. These forms of Percy were at the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (ADOPTION OF 0.14%).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Darcy, Parry, Pearce, Peerce, Peirce, Penly, Per, Perce, Perez, Perkyn, Perl, Perry and Pierce. These names tend to be less frequently used than Percy.