Percival
Origin/Usage
French
Pronunciation
PUR-si-vəl
Meaning
Pierce the valley
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Percival is a very old English name, derived from the Old French words 'percer', which means 'to pierce', and 'val', which means 'valley'. It is a very old name and the first record of the name is that of a knight who searched for the Holy Grail.

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