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Parents seeking a distinctive New Testament name might consider this one. Adopted by some Puritans in the seventeenth century, Persis was used in the WilliamDean Howells novel The Rise of Silas Lapham for the wife of the protagonist.
The Romanian and Serbo-Croatian form "Persida" was borne by the wife of Alexander Karadordevic, Prince of Serbia and ancestor to the monarchs of Yugoslavia
Could be shortened to "Percy" One letter away from the word "persist"