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What does Elroy mean?

Elroy Pronunciation of Elroy 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH El-, king, surname


VARIANTS Elroi, Elroye, Roy

SEE ALSO Delroy, Gilroy


(male) Edroy, ..


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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)

Elroy reached its highest position of #486 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Elroy are Roy (#536 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Leroy (#997), Leeroy, Hilary and Delroy. These relations of Elroy were popular as birth names in the 1900s (USAGE OF 1.1%) and have become significantly less common since, with forms such as Roy going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elroy, Delroy, Hilary, Leeroy, Leroy, Roy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elroy and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elroy is alike in pronunciation to Elrey. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cloy, Croy, Early, Eero, Efron, Eldon, Eldor, Eliot, Eliron, Ellrod, Elmo, Elof, Eloi, Elon, Elov, Eloy, Elrad, Elrod, Elson, Elton, Elvo, Ely, Elyot, Erly, Erol, Eron, Eros, Errol, Erron, Evron, Laroy and Troy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Elroy.

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