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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.

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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 Romeo Miller Jr, American rapper

Pop Culture References for the Name Percy

Percy Jackson, "Percy Jackson" and "Heroes of Olympus" book series by Rick Riordan
Percy Weasley, character from "Harry Potter"
Percy Blakeney, hero of the Scarlet Pimpernel stories
Percy, "Thomas the Tank Engine" mail delivery train
Percy Pig
Percy Wetmore, from "The Green Mile"
Percy Grimm, castrator and murderer of Joe Christmas, acting in the name of patriotism, in Faulkner's "Light in August" (1932)
Percy, from the shadow children sequence

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