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What does Floyd mean?

Floyd Pronunciation of 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) 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)

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

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Floyd, Lloyd, Loyd in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Boyd, Cloyd, Flyn and Ford. These names tend to be less frequently used than Floyd.

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