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What does Boyd mean?

Boyd Pronunciation of Boyd as a boys' name is pronounced boyd. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin. Transferred use of the Irish and Scottish surname. Possibly a place name for the Scottish Isle of Bute, known in Gaelic as "Bod". Also possibly related to Gaelic "buidhe", meaning "yellow, blond". The name was first used as a surname in Scotland in the 13th century. Actor Boyd Gaines.

ASSOCIATED WITH Bo-, scottish, gaelic, surname, yellow (gold), blond (white)





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How popular is Boyd?

Boyd is a very popular first name for men (#487 out of 1220, Top 40%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#164 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Boyd reached its apex rank of #259 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1829 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Boyd name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Boyd outside U.S.

Similar Names

Boyd is pronounced similarly to Bede, Bid, Boyde, Bud and Budd. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bald, Bard, Bay, Bayrd, Bird, Bly, Bo, Boas, Boaz, Bob, Boe, Bogy, Bond, Boni, Boot, Borg, Born, Borys, Both, Bow, Boyce, Boyn, Boyne, Brad, Brod, Brye, Bryn, Byrd, Cloyd, Cyd, Floyd, Lloyd, Loyd, Reyd and Syd. These names tend to be less frequently used than Boyd.