What does Boyd mean?
Boyd [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.
Boyd▼ has 1 variant: Boid.Creative forms:
(male) Botie, Boydar, ..
(female) Bota, Boydia, .. Middle name pairings:
Boyd Flint (B.F.), ..
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)
Boyd▼ is pronounced similarly to Bede, Bid, Boyde, Bud▼ and Budd. Other recommended 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.