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What does Cloy mean?

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


Cloy has 2 variants: Cloyce and Cloyd.


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. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Cloy and related names. The only popular related form of Cloy (#unlisted) is Cloyd. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.377%) and are now much less popular, with Cloyd becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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