What does Leroy mean?
Leroy [leroy] 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, .. Middle name pairings:
Leroy Aden (L.A.), ..
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)
Leroy reached its highest rank of #53 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #997 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Leroy (#997 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Delroy, Elroy, Lee (#679 the previous year), Leeroy, Rey (#903) and Roy (#536). 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%, ▼95.3%). 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.See names in meaning and etymology.