Percy name - Meaning of Percy

Percy name - Meaning of Percy

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Percy Meaning
From an English surname which was derived from the name of a Norman town Perci, which was itself perhaps derived from a Gaulish given name which 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. Percy is a diminutive of Percival. Percival is a very old English name, derived from the Old French words "percer", which means "to pierce", and "val", which means "valley". It is a very old name and the first record of the name is that of a knight who searched for the Holy Grail.

Percy Related Names
Diminutive: Perce
Other Languages: Perceval, Percival (Arthurian Romance), Parsifal (German)

Percy Celebrities
Percy Bysshe Shelley - author, Percy Coleman - baseball player, Percy Harvin - football player, Percy Marks - author,

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