What does Elroy mean?
Elroy /el-roy/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced EL-roy. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Elroy is "the king". Variant of Leroy possibly influenced by the Spanish el. Could also be a variant of the surname Elray, derived from the name Hilary.
How popular is Elroy?
Elroy is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1078 out of 1220, Top 88%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#113519 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Elroy for boys. Elroy was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #515 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Elroy and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Elroy are Roy (#532 the previous year), Lee (#701), Hilario, Leroy and Leeroy. Forms like Ilario are uncommon. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.5847%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1278%, ▼78.1%), with the forms Lee, Elroy, Leroy and Roy becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)