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

Percy Origin and Meaning

The name Percy is a girl's name of French origin.

Percy is a traditional boys' name that could be cute and unexpected for a girl.

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Selkit Says:


I came here just to say I adore this as a nickname for Persephone. Nice to know I'm not the only one!

sugarshield Says:


This is so great for a girl. Short, punchy... Nice for a standalone name as well as a nickname.

Sp25629 Says:


I Like this name...... BUT I think it sounds more for a boy (because of Percy Jackson)

paulapuddephatt Says:


My thoughts exactly. I love Persephone, but it definitely needs a nickname, and Percy is ideal. It could be spelt Persie, or some other way - but it totally works. I love Percy for boys too, because I adore Perseus and Percival, as well as just Percy, as an independent name.

grace147 Says:


this is so cute. Now that I think about it, this name is super feminine and could totally work. I don't think teasing should be a problem at all.

vintageisfave Says:


An adorable nn for Persephone!

grace147 Says:


this name is adorable, and in my opinion, far from tease-able. The percy jackson series has died down and by the time "percy" grows up to be in the generation that reads those books, no one will know what "Percy Jackson" is.

mabespark Says:


This is cute as a nickname for Persephone, but it's NMS as a stand-alone name.

jenileigh Says:


I absolutely LOVE this name BUT once I realized children who have trouble pronouncing their Rs (like my nephew Jase) it might sound inappropriate..... like "my name is p*ssy" that ruined it for me or this would be my number one choice!

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


I agree. Percy Jackson is such a popular series most children, teens, young adults, and parents are familiar with it. Unless it is a nickname for something longer and feminine I don't see it working well.

Aurora Says:


Percy has around about as much unisex potential as Henry does. As such, "cute and unexpected" doesn't quite make up for the years of bullying and teasing a girl would get if her parents were cruel enough to saddle such a well know masculine name on her - ESPECIALLY after Percy Jackson!