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What does Purcell mean?

Purcell Pronunciation of Purcell as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the name Purcell means "pierce the vale". Purcell is a variant form of Percival (Old French).



ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA PERCIVAL Perce, Perceval, Percevall, Percey



Purcell Cortez (P.C.), ..

How popular is Purcell?

Purcell is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1517 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Percival is the only popular related form of Purcell (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Purcell was more pronounced among parents a century ago. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Adriell, Airyell (see Ariel), Ancell, Ardell, Ariell, Arnell, Aryell, Bertell (see Berthold), Birchell, Buell, Burchell, Burnell, Burrell, Cardell, Carvell, Cordell, Cornell, Coryell, Curtell, Darcell, Dariell, Darnell, Darvell, Derell, Dorrell, Durell, Durrell, Euell, Ferrell, Gardell, Gerrell, Gorrell, Harrell, Harwell, Jarell, Jarrell, Jarvell, Jerell, Jerrell, Jorell, Kornell, Kyrell, Larell, Larnell, Lornell (see Lorne), Marcell, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Maurell, Merrell, Morell, Morrell, Norvell, Norwell, Orvell (see Orville), Parnel, Parnell, Parrnell, Pernell, Poriel, Powell, Purves, Rancell, Russell, Sorrell, Terell, Terrell, Tirell, Tirrell, Tyrell, Tyrrell, Vernell, Verrell and Wardell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Purcell.

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