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What does Leroy mean?

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.


Variations

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

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

Leroy has 1 feminine form: Lareina.


Popularity

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 (#4338 out of 150436, Top 3%). (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 Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 ranked in the Top 1000 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 (usage of 0.5697%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1472%, down 74.2%), with the forms Elroy, Lee, Leroy and Roy becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.

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