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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.


Leroy has 6 variant forms: Elroi, Elroy, Lee, Leeroy, Leroi and Roy.

For more information, see also related boy names Delroy and Rey.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leroy name in U.S.

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elroy, Lee, Leeroy, Leroy, Rey, Roy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee, Roy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leroy is also pronounced similarly to Laray, Laroy, Larry, Lary, Leary, Leroux and Lorry. Another suggested similar baby name is Leron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leroy.