Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈpɜɹ.si/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that was derived from the name of a Norman town Perci, which was itself perhaps derived from a Gaulish given name that was Latinized as Persius. The surname was borne by a noble English family, and it first used as a given name in their honour. A famous bearer was Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), an English romantic poet whose works include Adonais and Ozymandias. This name can also be used as a short form of Percival.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesParsifal, Parzival, Perceval, Percival(Arthurian Cycle)


People think this name is

classic   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple  


Entry updated November 16, 2019