What does Elroy mean?
Elroy /el-roy/ 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 from current records), Leroy and Leeroy. These relations of Elroy were popular as birth names during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.63%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.12%, ▼81.3%), with the forms Elroy, Leroy and Roy becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)