What does Floyd mean?
Floyd \f-lo-yd\ 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.
Floyd▼ has 1 related variation via Lloyd: Loyd▼.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Floyd for boys. Floyd reached its highest position of #50 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent related forms of Floyd rated in the Top 1000 are Loyd and Lloyd. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.8783%) and is now significantly less, with the forms Floyd, Lloyd and Loyd becoming less stylish. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Floyd and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Cloyd. This name tends to be less frequently used than Floyd.