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What does Cloy mean?

Cloy Pronunciation of 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: old, occupational.


Cloy has 2 variants: Cloyce and Cloyd.

Creative forms:
(male) Clon, Coloy, ..

(female) Clia, Clona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cloy Jencarlos (C.J.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy 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, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cloyce, 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 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.