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What does Hoyt mean?

Hoyt Pronunciation of Hoyt [hoyt] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Hoyt is "stick". May originally have been a nickname for a thin person. Also possibly means "spirit, soul" in Old Norse.

Associated with: soul (life), old, norse.


Hoyt has 1 variant: Hoyce.

Creative forms:
(male) Hoday, Hoett, ..

(female) Hody, Hona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hoyt Joel (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hoyt?

Hoyt is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1073 out of 1220, Top 88%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#1591 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hoyt reached its highest position of #481 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #1386 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Hoyt is pronounced similarly to Hayatt, Hewet, Hiatt and Hyatt. Other recommended names are Hart, Hays, Hob, Holt, Honi, Horst, How, Howe, Hunt and Hy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hoyt.

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