The name Percival is primarily a male name of English - Arthurian Romance origin that means Pierce Valley.
In Arthurian Romance, Percival was a knight of the round table. He is the original hero for the grail quest before Galahad replaced him in later literature. The character is based on Welsh mythological figure Peredur. The name is both a given name, surname, and place name.
Famous bearers: Percival Lowell, American astronomer. Brian Percival, British film director. James Gate Percival, American poet and geologist. Ria Percival, New Zealand footballer. Thomas Percival,