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Who Is The Most Famous Percy In The World?

Updated January 28, 2021 401 votes 24 voters 5.9k views49 items

List RulesVote up all of the Percys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Percy can you think of? The famous Percys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Percy, famous musicians named Percy, and even athletes named Percy.

Percy Sledge is certainly one of the most famous Percys on this list. One of the famous singers named Percy, he is best known for his hit “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Take Time to Know Her, released in 1968, is one of his most popular albums.

Another of the famous people with the first name Percy is Percy Spencer. He is the inventor of the microwave oven. He was given the Distinguished Public Service Award by the U.S. Navy for his work on radar tubes during World War II.

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  • Percy Sledge1
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    Percy Sledge

    1940-11-25

    BirthplaceLeighton, Alabama, United States of America

    Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul and gospel...  more

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  • Percy Spencer2
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    Percy Spencer

    1894-07-19

    BirthplaceHowland, Maine

    Percy Lebaron Spencer (July 19, 1894 – September 8, 1970) was an American physicist and...  more
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley3
    17

    Percy Bysshe Shelley

    1792-08-04

    BirthplaceHorsham, United Kingdom

    Percy Bysshe Shelley ( (listen) BISH; 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major...  more

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  • Percy Jones4
    17

    Percy Jones

    1947-12-03

    BirthplaceWales

    Percy Jones (born 3 December 1947, near Llandrindod Wells, Wales) is a Welsh bass guitarist...  more
  • Percy Mayfield5
    11

    Percy Mayfield

    1920-08-12

    BirthplaceMinden, Louisiana

    Percy Mayfield (August 12, 1920 – August 11, 1984) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer...  more
  • Percy Faith6
    14

    Percy Faith

    1908-04-07

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian bandleader, orchestrator,...  more
  • Percy Watson7
    14

    Percy Watson

    1981-08-19

    BirthplaceLawton, Oklahoma

    Nicholas Christopher McNeil (born August 19, 1981) is a retired American professional wrestler...  more
  • Percy Humphrey8
    11

    Percy Humphrey

    1905-01-13

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Percy Gaston Humphrey (January 13, 1905 – July 22, 1995) was a jazz trumpeter and bandleader...  more
  • Percy Marmont9
    8

    Percy Marmont

    1883-11-25

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Percy Marmont (25 November 1883 – 3 March 1977) was an English film actor.Marmont appeared in...  more
  • Percy Kilbride10
    8

    Percy Kilbride

    1888-07-16

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Percy William Kilbride (July 16, 1888 – December 11, 1964) was an American character actor. He...  more
  • Percy Helton11
    12

    Percy Helton

    1894-01-31

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Percy Alfred Helton (January 31, 1894 – September 11, 1971) was an American stage, film, and...  more
  • Percy Lavon Julian12
    10

    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975) was a research chemist and a pioneer in...  more
  • Percy Hynes White13
    10

    Percy Hynes White

    2001-10-08

    BirthplaceSt. John's, Canada

    Percy Hynes White (born October 8, 2001) is an Award-winning film and television actor with credits in The Grand Seduction, A Christmas Horror Story, and Cast No Shadow. He began starring as Andy Strucker in FOX's The Gifted in 2018. He also appeared in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

  • Percy Daggs III14
    14

    Percy Daggs III

    1982-07-20

    BirthplaceUSA, Long Beach, California

    Percy Daggs III (born July 20, 1982) is an American actor best known for his role as Wallace...  more
  • Percy Rodriguez15
    14

    Percy Rodriguez

    1918-06-13

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Percy Rodriguez (born Percy Rodrigues, June 13, 1918 – September 6, 2007) was a Canadian actor...  more
  • Percy Avery Rockefeller16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Percy Avery Rockefeller (February 27, 1878 — September 25, 1934) was a board director who...  more
  • Percy Williams Bridgman17

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 1961) was an American physicist who...  more
  • Percy Fawcett18
    11

    Percy Fawcett

    1867-08-18

    BirthplaceTorquay, United Kingdom

    Percy Harrison Fawcett (18 August 1867 – during or after 1925) was a British geographer,...  more
  • Percy Dearmer19
    7

    Percy Dearmer

    1867-02-27

    BirthplaceEngland

    Percival "Percy" Dearmer was an English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The...  more
  • Percy Bush20
    5

    Percy Bush

    1879-06-23

    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Percy Frank Bush (23 June 1879 – 19 May 1955) was a Welsh rugby union player who played...  more
  • Percy Spender21
    5

    Percy Spender

    1897-10-05

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Sir Percy Claude Spender (5 October 1897 – 3 May 1985), was an Australian politician,...  more
  • Percy Storkey22
    7

    Percy Storkey

    1891-12-07

    BirthplaceNapier, New Zealand

    Percy Valentine Storkey, VC (9 September 1893 – 3 October 1969) was a New Zealand-born...  more
  • Percy Alexander MacMahon23

    BirthplaceSliema, Malta

    Percy Alexander MacMahon (born 26 September 1854, Sliema, British Malta – 25 December 1929,...  more
  • Percy Harvin24
    4

    Percy Harvin

    1988-05-28

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia

    William Percival Harvin III (born May 28, 1988) is a former American football wide receiver....  more

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  • Percy Jocelyn25
    5

    Percy Jocelyn

    1764-11-29
    Percy Jocelyn (29 November 1764 – 3 September 1843) was Anglican Bishop of Clogher in the...  more