What does Floyd mean?
Floyd [floyd] as a boys' name is pronounced floyd. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Floyd is "gray-haired". Anglicization of Lloyd, modified because of the difficulty non-Welsh speakers have in pronouncing "Ll-". Boxing celebrity Floyd Patterson.
1 relation via Lloyd: Loyd▼.Creative forms:
(male) Faoyd, Flooyd, ..
(female) Floti, Floydi, .. Middle name pairings:
Floyd Ashton (F.A.), ..
How popular is Floyd?
Floyd is a very popular first name for males (#167 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#469 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Floyd reached its highest position of #51 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #1521 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Floyd (#1521 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 are Lloyd (#1516 in recent rankings) and Loyd. Adoption of these forms of Floyd reached its highest 105 years ago (median #114) and is now significantly diminished.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Boyd▼, Cloyd, Flyn and Ford▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Floyd.See names in meaning and etymology.