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In addition to the Norman surname and Percival derivations, George Redmonds shows in the book "Christian Names in Local and Family History" several examples of Percy being used as a diminutive for Peter or Piers in England during the 1600s.
clevelandkentevans  4/5/2021
2
Literally the first thing that comes to mind is Percy Jackson. In school, my classmates ARE CRAZY about him, and it gets REALLY annoying.
MythicalCreature  3/30/2021
2
All I can think of is Percy from Thomas the Tank Engine. It isn't a bad association, because Percy is friendly and very sweet.
Peter M  3/16/2021
2
I love the name Percy! I love the Percy Jackson books and I would name my son probably Percy. Of course, he would need black hair and green eyes lol.

I don't know why I'm saying this, but here's my favorite quote that Percy says: "That thing is really red. Wonder if it's cherry flavored..."
"Why don't you go find out?"
"How about no."
LittleDemon6  11/5/2020
3
I love the reference to Percy Jackson!
Azelie  5/14/2020
3
I used to think it was a girl name at 4 lol. I was a dumb kid lol...

I'm not a fan of it, just thought I'd say that for some laughs. Feel free to laugh all you want lol.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2020
2
Omg, same lol, until Thomas the tank engine appeared on TV.
Inxpect  11/12/2020
1
This is one of my favorite names for guys. It reminds me of the charismatic Percy Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel, one of my favorite musicals.
MSW  3/11/2020
3
If I had twins- boy and girl I would name them Percy and Annabeth! :)
annabeth_percy  12/7/2019
1
I just adore Percy Jackson (read them, they're so good!) when I was little. I and a lot of girls thought of it as a girl's name because of purses but now personally I think Percie fits better for girls and Percy is for boys.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2019
3
Adorable.
nylonpanda  11/9/2019
2
Percy the Mail Engine is a main character from the Thomas the Tank Engine television series. He is depicted as Thomas' best friend. He is hot-tempered but well-meaning. He is best known for pulling the daily mail train.
galasy4969  9/5/2019
4
Charlotte, Fabian, and insert name here are the children we have so far. Me and Demio thought, wouldn’t Pierce or Pierre be a good name? Demio explained why not. So, we picked out Percy for our little boy. Charlotte, Fabian, Percy. The perfect 1900s collection. Percy was such a baby-cute name and we absolutely adored it. Sounds so refined on a boy. Definitely not a girl's name in our personal opinion. At Percy’s baptism we realized his name was literally Percy Jackson! And now he is 16, popular in school, and always has a great look.

All names that start with P are fabulous names. However, Percy Jackson suited us best!
― Anonymous User  6/7/2019
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Percy is a GREAT boys NAME!
― Anonymous User  2/11/2019
7
Percy is the pug from the movie, Pocahontas.
Marideth  1/4/2019
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Percy sounds very feminine to me! I absolutely love Percy for a girl, not a boy. Percy sounds cute as a nickname for Persephone or Percivala, but it would also sound cute as a legal name, too. Percy is so soft sounding. Percy doesn’t sound masculine enough to age well on a boy, but that’s just my personal opinion. But I still think Percy is okay for a boy, I’ll admit. Sorry I tried to take a traditional boy name and make it a girl name only. You think James sounds cute on a girl, but Percy rhymes with Casey so both names are strictly feminine and less masculine to me! Personally, I would name a girl this but not a boy! A good middle name for Percy (girl) would be Josephine or Olivia since I understand Percy is traditionally masculine.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2018
3
In 2018, 58 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Percy* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 561st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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I can only think of Percy Jackson. I don't know if that's a good thing or not, I've never read the books.
kayisforkeen  8/26/2018
5
I think Percy's a great name! When I think Percy I think of someone with charisma and energy, with bright eyes and a thirst for adventure. I imagine someone creative. And it doesn't matter if people think of it as an old person name; all old people were once kids, after all!
llehsaes  3/7/2018
3
I personally love the name. I think it sounds so pretty and dignified. Its original name is even better: Percival. Percival just sounds so badass and I think Percy is a great counter to it. Also the nickname of Percy, Perce, is cute in its own way. However, don't let my adjectives, cute and pretty, waver your opinion of the name. I mean these in all good ways.
oofLuna  12/25/2017
9
Why is Percy Jackson not in the namesakes?! [noted -ed]
Katiebeth04  2/14/2017
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Sounds feminine to me. Percy suits a dog more in my opinion.
Luvbug86  1/7/2017
4
I reaaaaaaaaaaaallllllly love this name because Percy... as in Percy Jackson... and I'm obsessed with him (not like that) and I also love the name Annabeth so... you can probably guess what I'm naming my children riiiiiiiight?
― Anonymous User  12/8/2016
2
Percy is the name of a character from Fire Emblem: Fates. He is Arthur's son.
Buneary  9/17/2016
0
Can also be a nickname for girls called Persephone or Persia or Percia.
Zina  9/1/2016
0
The name Percy was given to 58 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
1
In my opinion this name sounds very adorable. It would so suit someone with an adorable personality, and one thing that makes it extra cute is the adorable Percy from Thomas and Friends.
lilolaf  2/20/2016
4
I think I'm in love with the name Percy, and not just because of the Percy Jackson series but I like its quiet charm and not too snooty throwback to the Victorian era.
Evenly_Evelyn  10/17/2015
2
No one thinks of Percy Jackson? Percy Jackson was the main character in the book series of Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians & The Heroes of Olympus), the demigod son of Poseidon. There has been a movie made of the first book (The Lightning Thief) and the second book is being made into a movie now (The Sea of Monsters).
This makes me like the name because of the connection to the books (not to mention Percy Weasley). The Percy Jackson books were the series that got me to love reading, so I shall always love the name.
Percy was a nickname for Perseus, who was named this because Perseus was one of the only heroes to have a happy ending (although it was the name of the son of Zeus).
I LOVE THIS NAME. IT IS SO CUTE.
katris.priordeen  8/17/2015
1
Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975) was a research chemist and one of the first men to study the chemical fusion of medicinal drugs that are derived from plants. His work led to the development of corticosteroids, birth control pills, and cortisone. He was the first ever black chemist to be given a spot in the National Academy of Scientists.
earthnut  8/3/2015
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Sounds like a name for a cute little Chihuahua.
PinkJazzX  3/4/2015
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Percy is a nice name, but a bit pretentious.
hkols  11/3/2014
2
The name Percy was given to 58 baby boys born in the US in 2012. It's quite a cute name.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
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No one thinks of Percy Jackson? Percy Jackson was the main character in the book series of Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians & The Heroes of Olympus), the demigod son of Poseidon. There has been a movie made of the first book (The Lightning Thief) and the second book is being made into a movie now (The Sea of Monsters).
This makes me like the name because of the connection to the books (not to mention Percy Weasley). The Percy Jackson books were the series that got me to love reading, so I shall always love the name.
Percy was a nickname for Perseus, who was named this because Perseus was one of the only heroes to have a happy ending (although it was the name of the son of Zeus).
HarderToBreathe  6/9/2013
1
The Norman town is actually spelled Percy, not Perci.
lillinparadise  3/10/2013
1
Percy Windum was one of the civil war generals.
writer371  5/28/2011
2
Percy Grainger great Australian pianist and composer subject of the movie 'Passion'.
Anton  3/9/2010
1
I truly like this name. I like the way it sounds, short and sweet. Though, I prefer this name on boys.
Rm4187  12/13/2009
2
I've known several cats named Percy, because of the purr sound.

And, magicalhannah, Mrs Granger must have been somewhat magical herself to commit suicide "whenever" something happened!
Anneza  6/26/2009
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Percy Granger, a composer thought to have had a sexual relationship with his mother (she, and don't quote me on this, committed suicide whenever he showed interest in a woman who was not her).
magicalhannah7  4/11/2009
1
Percy Williams was a famous track star. He went to the Olympics in 1928.
welovejamesarness  12/21/2008
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Cruel, unbelievably cruel. You'd be better off naming the child Dorothy McNancypants. The full Percival is better but Percy would be inevitable as a nickname surely?
― Anonymous User  8/25/2008
2
Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant was nicknamed Percy by his fellow band members.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2008
8
I have seen this name short for Perseus in the book The Lightning Thief.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2008
1
I, for one, think this is a great name. No matter what any one says, Harry Smotter or no Harry Smotter, I'll always think of that great French Revolution superhero, Sir Percy Blakeney.
welovejamesarness  5/25/2008
1
I'm not sure why, but this name always makes me think of chihuahuas. I think it's a bit of an amusing and old-fashioned name, and it doesn't have a very pleasant sound to it.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
2
Also a nickname for "Persephone" though spelled, "Persy"
― Anonymous User  4/2/2008
-3
Sounds like a pipe-smoking old grandad to me, not a very nice name for a child!
freeserve.co.uk  3/1/2007
8
I absolutley LOVE this name. Everyone says that if I name a child Percy he will get teased? But why? It's an awesome name and it has character. I don't like Percival though, just Percy.

And, Percy was a train in Thomas the Tank Engine.
bellaboo  10/5/2006
1
Lord Percy Percy, heir to the Duchy of Northumberland, from Blackadder 1&2, of course.
vattenkvinna  4/20/2006
7
Many children would recognize the name Percy from the Harry Potter books as Percy Weasley is Ron Weasley uptight rule-abiding brother.
ljc  4/9/2006
2
When I was a little girl, I thought Percy was a feminine name. Why? Because I thought it was spelled Pursey... you know, women carry purses, so why wouldn't PURSEY be a girl's name? So I thought that until I told my grandmother it would have been fun to name my female dog that. Then she told me it was a boy name.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2005
3
Sir Percy is the real name of the Scarlet Pimpernel, a mysterious hero who fights for justice in the late 1700's France and England, in Emmuska Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel novels.
Soul  7/6/2005
6
Personally, I'd go with Percival; it sounds prettier, more dignified.
gaelruadh19  5/7/2005

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