Percival

Colors Related to this Name: White, Gray

Qualities Related to this Name: Extroverted, Adventurous

Popularity: This name is unique in the US. Ranking #9409 in 2013 and #5604 in 2014.

Famous People

Percival Everett (Writer), Percival Wilde (Writer), Percival Pollard (Writer)

Meaning

In English

Origin: From Old French Perceval, name of a knight in a twelfth century Arthurian romance by the French poet Chrétien de Troyes. Shaped like Old French perce ‎(“pierce”) + val ‎(“valley”), but probably representing some Gaulish or Old Welsh name, possibly related to Welsh Peredur, from ber ‎(“spear, lance”), from Proto-Celtic *beru ‎(“spit”) + dur ‎(“hard metal, steel”). Cognate with German Parsifal.

Meaning(s):

-( male name -comes from the Celtic language-).

-(last name patronymic -comes from the language-)