What does Lloyd mean?
Lloyd \ll(o)-yd\ as a boys' name is pronounced loyd. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Lloyd is "gray-haired; sacred". From Llwyd. The name may originally allude to experience and wisdom, and probably denoted a person entitled to respect. Actor Lloyd Bridges; Senator Lloyd Bentsen.
Lloyd is a very popular first name for men (#160 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#470 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lloyd for boys. Lloyd reached its apex rank of #58 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Lloyd and corresponding names. Floyd and Loyd are the prominent variation forms of Lloyd ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name was at its peak during the years 1920-1929 and is now significantly lower, with the forms Floyd, Lloyd and Loyd becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Cloyd. This name tends to be less frequently used than Lloyd.