What does Cloy mean?
Cloy /cloy/ as a boys' name. May be derived from "nail" (Old French) as an occupational name having to do with the nails in horse shoes.
Associated with: occupational
(male) Clon, Coloy, ..
(female) Clia, Cloyva, ..
How popular is Cloy?
Cloy is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#53904 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of Cloy and related names. Popular related forms of Cloy (not in Top 2000) are Cloyd and Cloyce. These relations of Cloy were favored as birth names during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.01%). (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Cloy is pronounced similarly to Clay▼, Cleo▼ and Klay. Other recommended names are Caley, Cary▼, Clem▼, Cleon, Clodo, Cluny, Cob, Coby▼, Cody▼, Coe, Col, Colby▼, Coley, Con, Cook, Coop, Cor, Cory▼, Coty▼, Cox, Coy▼, Coye, Croy, Cully, Cy, Eloy, Elroy▼, Loy, Roy▼ and Troy▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cloy.