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What does Leroy mean?

Leroy Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: king, occupational, servants.

Variations

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

Affiliated boy names: Delroy, Gilroy and Rey.

2 feminine forms: Lareina and Rey.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leroy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leroy outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leroy, Delroy, Elroy, Lee, Leeroy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rey, Roy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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