History and Meaning of the English Name Percy

The meaning of Percy comes from the forms of Percival and Perseus. Percy can be used as a given name or a short name. Percy has been used as many first names and also many surnames.

Percy is used in four locations in the world. The first place is Percy-en-Auge, Calvados, France. This territory is located in northwestern France. This territory is also an “ancestral home to the House of Percy.” The House of Percy was founded in 1067 by William de Percy and is located in the England Kingdom. Percy, Isere, France is another territory located in southeastern France. The last territory in France is Percy, Manche. This territory is also a village that is located in northwestern France. The last location is a village in Percy, Illinois. This is a small village located in Randolph county.


In 2012, the name Percy was not in the 100 most popular baby boys names in England.

Famous People Called Percy

One famous person is Percy Sledge. He has produced nine records and is known for the 1966 hit song “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Percy Jackson was a fictional character on a TV show. In the show he was made out to be a demigod, meaning a mortal mother and an immortal father. He was the main character that had supernatural abilities along with a magic sword. Percy Bysshe Shelley was known as a “major English Romantic poet” of his time. Critics saw him as “one of the finest lyric poets in the English language.” Percy is also a popular character in the children’s TV series Thomas the tank engine.

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