What does Leroy mean?
Leroy [le-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.
(male) Lawroy, Liroy, ..
(female) Leri, Leroya, ..
How popular is Leroy?
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 statistics of Leroy for boys. Leroy reached its highest rank of #53 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1064 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Leroy and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Leroy (#1064 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Delroy, Elroy, Lee (#701 the previous year), Leeroy, Rey (#884) and Roy (#532). These forms of Leroy were at the top of their popularity a century ago (usage of 1.49%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.07%, ▼95.4%). Roy is the clear favorite, although Rey seems to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Elroy are now less popular.
Leroy▼ is pronounced similarly to Laray, Larie, Laroy, Larrey, Larry▼, Larue, Lary, Lawrey, Lawry, Leary, Leroux and Lorry. Other suggested similar names are Croy, Laron, Lebron, Ledon, Leeron, Lenny, Lenox, Leo, Leon▼, Leron, Lerone, Lesly, Levey, Levon, Levy, Lexo, Lezly, Liron, Loron, Loy, Lyron and Troy▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leroy.