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Meaning and name origin
Percy \p(e)-rcy, per-cy\ as a boy's 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 is a very popular first name for males (#465 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5808 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Percy for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Percy and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Percival and Percy. (2014 statistics).
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