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 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)
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)