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Meaning and Name Origin

Leroy \l(e)-roy\ as a boys' 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 variants: Elroi, Elroy, Lee, Leeroy, Leroi and Roy.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Delroy and Rey.

Leroy has 1 feminine form: Lareina.


Leroy is a very prominent first name for males (#144 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4068 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Leroy for boys. Leroy reached its highest rank of #52 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Leroy and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Leroy are Elroy, Lee (#701 the previous year), Leeroy, Rey (#884) and Roy (#532). These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1920-1929 and have become much less popular since, with the forms Elroy, Lee, Leroy and Roy becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Leroy is 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.