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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. PUR-see
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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

DiminutivePerce
Other Languages & CulturesPerceval, Percival(Arthurian Romance) Parsifal(German)

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