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Percy

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Pierce valley
  • #1282 All Time
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How popular is the name "Percy" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 94 0 94
1881 95 0 95
1882 126 0 126
1883 87 0 87
1884 126 0 126
1885 98 0 98
1886 128 6 122
1887 129 6 123
1888 151 0 151
1889 144 0 144
1890 140 0 140
1891 131 0 131
1892 149 0 149
1893 177 0 177 #100 boy name
1894 173 0 173
1895 169 5 164
1896 163 6 157
1897 189 6 183 #98 boy name
1898 155 0 155
1899 147 5 142
1900 206 5 201
1901 125 5 120
1902 167 0 167
1903 124 0 124
1904 125 0 125
1905 169 0 169
1906 141 0 141
1907 165 5 160
1908 151 0 151
1909 166 7 159
1910 203 8 195
1911 189 5 184
1912 342 5 337
1913 362 6 356
1914 457 8 449
1915 503 14 489
1916 536 13 523
1917 528 13 515
1918 587 20 567
1919 611 16 595
1920 614 13 601
1921 618 15 603
1922 609 10 599
1923 551 12 539
1924 571 10 561
1925 563 20 543
1926 511 18 493
1927 537 17 520
1928 493 11 482
1929 514 18 496
1930 442 12 430
1931 422 7 415
1932 445 16 429
1933 407 8 399
1934 388 13 375
1935 395 9 386
1936 366 6 360
1937 370 14 356
1938 357 7 350
1939 368 9 359
1940 337 8 329
1941 338 0 338
1942 388 7 381
1943 394 0 394
1944 356 7 349
1945 350 7 343
1946 351 8 343
1947 418 6 412
1948 419 9 410
1949 406 8 398
1950 419 7 412
1951 431 7 424
1952 447 8 439
1953 388 12 376
1954 370 6 364
1955 310 0 310
1956 321 6 315
1957 354 6 348
1958 283 0 283
1959 262 0 262
1960 279 9 270
1961 246 0 246
1962 257 7 250
1963 243 7 236
1964 208 0 208
1965 198 5 193
1966 200 5 195
1967 184 6 178
1968 186 5 181
1969 206 5 201
1970 175 0 175
1971 188 0 188
1972 177 0 177
1973 169 0 169
1974 148 0 148
1975 142 0 142
1976 138 0 138
1977 138 0 138
1978 146 0 146
1979 119 0 119
1980 124 0 124
1981 129 0 129
1982 114 0 114
1983 105 0 105
1984 98 0 98
1985 97 0 97
1986 91 0 91
1987 73 0 73
1988 106 0 106
1989 98 0 98
1990 102 0 102
1991 88 0 88
1992 95 0 95
1993 71 0 71
1994 75 0 75
1995 65 0 65
1996 61 0 61
1997 62 0 62
1998 61 0 61
1999 56 0 56
2000 51 0 51
2001 59 0 59
2002 46 0 46
2003 47 0 47
2004 60 0 60
2005 45 0 45
2006 51 0 51
2007 57 0 57
2008 36 0 36
2009 38 0 38
2010 41 0 41
2011 39 0 39
2012 59 0 59
2013 61 0 61
2014 76 6 70

Want to know about the populiarty of Percy? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,795 babies born with the name Percy in the United States. That's more than enough Percies to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 94 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Percy" was in 1921 with a total of 603 babies.

According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Percy" ranks #64 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 58 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1921. Across the entire United States a total of 618 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Percy popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Percy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Percy as well as things modernly associated with the name Percy such as celebrities named Percy.

French

Origin and Meaning of Percy

The name "Percy" is of French origin, and it means "Pierce valley". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Master P

Master P is an entrepreneur, businessperson, rapper, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Master was born in 1969 as Percy Robert Miller in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Lil' Romeo

Lil' Romeo is a rapperactorentrepreneurbasketball playermodel with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Lil' was born in 1989 as Percy Romeo Miller, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

P is for passion, your fire!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

C is for captive, your web of charm.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ycrep". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Recyp". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Percy born Nov 12, 1928

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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