Of Welsh or English origin.
From the Welsh “ap Herry”, meaning “son of Herry”. Herry was a medieval form of the name Henry that is extinct.
Perry may also derive from the Middle English word “perrie”, meaning “pear tree”.
In the U.S.A., the names’ popularity has been steadily descending since the 1960’s and has dropped out of the top-1000 in 2007.
Famous bearers are Perry Como, Perry Farrell, Perry Ellis, Perry King, Perry Fenwick, Perry Lopez.
Perry Como was one of the most popular singers and tv personalities in the United States, during his fifty years career.
He has sold millions of records, several times gone gold. He hosted a weekly tv show from 1949 to 1963. His shows were also broadcasted abroad.
He received five Emmy awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.