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Purcell meaning and name origin
Purcell \p(u)-rce-ll, pur-cell\ as a boy's name is a variant of Percival (Old French), and the meaning of Purcell is "pierce the vale". The baby name Purcell sounds like Presly, Brazil, Brasil and Presley. Other similar baby names are Darcell, Marcell, Parnell and Pernell.
Popularity of Purcell
Purcell is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1553 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Purcell compared with its source form and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Purcell only.