Origin: French

Meaning: “pierce the veil”
(derivation: perce-voile)

Best Nicknames
Percy, Perry, Val

Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Parsafal, Parsefal, Parsifal, Perce, Perceval,
Percevall, Percey, Percivall, Pierce

Percival TV and Movie Quotes:
“Witness for the defense, Albus Percival Wulfric… Brian… Dumbledore.” Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
And look at that sap Percival who sits around mooning the entire time. Anne of Avonlea (1987)
“I love Percival.” Red Riding Hood (1989)

Famous people named Percival or its variations

1. Percival Everett (b. 1956), American writer, English professor
2. Percival Goodman (1904-89), American architect
3. Percival Lawrence Lowell (1855-1916), American author,
mathematician, astronomer

Middle Names for Percival:
Percival Berton
Percival Donald
Percival Maxwell
Percival Roger
Percival Thomas

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