What does Percy mean?
Percy [per-cy] 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.
Percy has 1 more alternative form via Percival: Perce.Creative forms:
(male) Parrcy, Perco, ..
(female) Perca, Perly, .. Middle name pairings:
Percy Nicholas (P.N.), ..
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)
Charted below is the baby name history of Percy for boys. 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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the history of Percy and affiliated names. 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%).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Darcy, Parry, Pearce, Peerce, Peirce, Penly, Per, Perez, Perkyn, Perl, Perry▼ and Pierce▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Percy.