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Gender: M Origin of Percy: French surname from place name Perci-en-Auge

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Percy is an adorable old name that is finally shedding its prissy image in this new era of boys with soft yet traditionally male names like Jasper and Elijah. Originating as an aristocratic Norman name, Percy became fairly widespread in England--and to some extent in the US--as an offshoot of the fame of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Percy Bresnahan is a character in the Sinclair Lewis novel Main Street, and one of Thomas the Tank Engine's sidekicks is named Percy; Percy Ignatius Weasley is a Harry Potter character and Perseus "Percy" Jackson is the protagonist of the Heroes of Olympus series.

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Famous People Named Percy

Percy Sledge, American singer
Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet
Percy Harvin, American football player
Percy Lavon Julian, American chemist and inventor
Percy Spencer, American inventor
Percy Grainger, Australian composer
Percy Faith, Canadian bandleader
Percy Heath, American jazz bassist
Percy W. Nelles, Canadian naval chief
Percy Mayfield, American songwriter
Percy Romeo Miller Jr., aka Romeo, American rapper

Pop Culture References for the Name Percy

Sir Percy Blakeney, Baronet. Hero of the Scarlet Pimpernel book series
Percy Ignatius Weasley, character from "Harry Potter"
Percy Wetmore, from "The Green Mile"
Percy, "Thomas the Tank Engine" mail delivery train
Percy, from the shadow children sequence
Percy Grimm, murderer of Joe Christmas, acting in the name of patriotism, in Faulkner's "Light in August" (1932)
Perseus "Percy" Jackson, son of Poseidon and main character in the "Heroes of Olympus" series
Percy Pig, brand of candy
Percy the Park Keeper, series of children's books by Nick Butterworth

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