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What does Coy mean?

Coy Pronunciation of Coy as a boys' name. May possibly mean "woods", or "quiet place". Possibly a transferred use of the surname Coy or McCoy, a variant of McKay, meaning "son of Aodh" (see Aidan).


ASSOCIATED WITH woods (tree), surname





Coy Jeramiah (C.J.), ..

How popular is Coy?

Coy is a somewhat popular first name for men (#693 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#2142 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Coy reached its apex position of #386 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1279 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Coy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Aidan (#190 FROM RECENT DATA) is the only other prominent varying form of Coy (#1279). These relations of Coy were favored a decade ago (AVERAGE #515) and are now significantly less widespread (#734, DOWN 77%), with versions such as Coy becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coy, Aidan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aidan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Coy is alike in pronunciation to Caeo, Cai, Caio, Caw, Cayo, Coe, Kai, Kay, Kaye, Keh, Key, Keye, Koa and Kye. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cloy, Cob, Coby, Cody, Col, Con, Cor, Cory, Coty, Cox, Croy, Cy, Loy and Roy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Coy.