Meaning and name origin
Floyd \f-lo-yd\ as a boy's 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 is a very popular first name for males (#167 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#406 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Floyd for boys. Floyd reached its highest rank of #50 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Floyd and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lloyd and Floyd. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Cloyd. This name tends to be less commonly used than Floyd.