Meaning and name origin
Leroy \l(e)-roy\ as a boy's name is pronounced LEE-roy, le-ROY. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Leroy is "the king". From the French phrase Le Roi. Occupational name: one of the servants or pages of the king. Poet Amiri Baraka was originally named Everett LeRoi Jones.
There is 1 feminine form of Leroy: Lareina.
Leroy is a very popular first name for males (#144 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4068 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leroy for boys. Leroy reached its highest rank of #52 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leroy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Roy (#532), Lee (#701), Rey (#884), Leeroy, Elroy and Leroy. (2014 statistics).