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Leroy 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 names Delroy and Rey.
Baby names that sound like Leroy are Laroy, Lary, Laray, Larry, Lorry, Leary and Leroux.
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Popularity of Leroy
Leroy is a very popular first name for men (#144 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4068 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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