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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 has 3 variant forms: Pearcy, Percey and Percie.


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 (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Percy name in U.S.

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

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. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Percival, Percy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Pearce, Peerce, Peirce, Perce, Perez, Perry and Pierce. These names tend to be less commonly used than Percy.


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