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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Percy

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Percy in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Percy:

  • Records indicate that 29,521 boys in the United States have been named Percy since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 602 people in the U.S. were given the name Percy. Those people are now 100 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Percy

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      5 Positive Comments

  • "I, too, like the name Percy, and wish more American boys would be named "Percy."" Jun. 1, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Percy reminds me of the book series Percy Jackson. I almost wish that it would make a resurgence in popularity because the name is one of my favourites." Apr. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Percy is good. What's better is that he is one of the characters in Thomas and friends and he is the number 6 green train! Choo choo! But anyways Percy is good" Dec. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely LOVE this name it is what I will name my little boy" Jun. 21, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "well, i like percy because it sounds like uts cool" Apr. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Percy reminds me of an old grandfather with a pipe in his mouth and always talking about his services in the war...not a very nice name for a child!" Jan. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Normally I don't like to say that a male name is too effeminate, but in this case it does, perhaps in part of the show called Black Adder. Percy was effeminate without necessarily being so sexually, just in mannerisms." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "I think Percy is a very nice name🌈....buh only recommend for girls..." Nov. 2, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Percy is indeed a great name! this was the name of our family dog, and whenever i hear percy, the sound brings a smile to my face! Also, we gave my percy a nickname - Perciville! fact: he was a knight of the round table! cool, right?" Apr. 9, 2021: Report as inappropriate

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