Pronunciation: \p(e)-rcy, per-cy\
Gender / Sex: boy
Sounds Like: Perce, Perez, Pierce, Peirce, Peerce, Pearce
Variant forms: Pearcy, Percey, Percie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 465
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 5808
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.
Baby names that sound like Percy are Perce, Perez, Pierce, Peirce, Peerce and Pearce.
View a list of the 5 names that reference Percy.
Percy is a very popular first name for men (#465 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#5808 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)