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Meaning and name origin

Cloy \c-loy\ as a boy's name. May be derived from "nail" (Old French) as an occupational name having to do with the nails in horse shoes.


Cloy has 2 variant forms: Cloyce and Cloyd.


Cloy is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cloy and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Cloyd. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cloyd in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cloy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cloy is also pronounced similarly to Clay, Cleo and Klay. Other suggested similar baby names are Caley, Col, Coley, Coy, Croy, Cully and Eloy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cloy.