Percy - boys name

Percy name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Percy name meaning:

The name Percy is of English origin and has multiple meanings. It is derived from the French name "Percival," which is believed to have been derived from the Old French word "percer," meaning "to pierce." The name can also be traced back to the Old English name "Perci," which means "pierced valley."

The name Percy carries a sense of strength and resilience. It is often associated with individuals who possess great determination and the ability to overcome obstacles. The name has a rich history and has been used as both a given name and a surname. It gained popularity as a given name in the 19th century, and has been used in literature and popular culture, most notably in the works of Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling.

Overall, the name Percy evokes a sense of bravery and perseverance. It is a name that carries a sense of individuality and uniqueness, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name with character and a touch of elegance for their baby boy.

Origin: French

Form of Percival. Piercing the valley.


Unisex names, Victorian names

Related names

Percival , Perce, Percy

Other boys names beginning with P


Overall UK ranking: 341 out of 4789

131 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Percy

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