Percy Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Percy:
Transferred use of the surname originating as a Norman baronial name from place-names in Calvados and La Manche, Normandy. The name is from the Greek Perseus, which is derived from pērtho (to destroy).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Percy Harvin, American wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, Offensive Rookie of the Year for the 2009/10.
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Percy Sledge, who sang the beautiful song "When a man loves a woman" in the late 60's
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Percy (Perseus) Jackson, son of Poseidon and is the leading character in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
Percy Blakeney is the central protagonist in the novel and musical The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Percy Weasley is a character in the Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling.
Percy Wetmore, the mean, sadistic prison guard in "The Green Mile"
Lord Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III - Player Character from Critical Role, played by Taliesin Jaffe