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What does Lloyd mean?

Lloyd Pronunciation of Lloyd [lloyd] 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.

Associated with: wisdom.


Lloyd has 2 variants: Floyd and Loyd.

Creative forms:
(male) Leoyd, Lyoyd, ..

(female) Llole, Llota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lloyd Fredrick (L.F.), ..

How popular is Lloyd?

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 (#493 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lloyd reached its apex rank of #57 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1516 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Floyd (#1521 the previous year) and Loyd are the prominent variation forms of Lloyd (#1516 the previous year). Adoption of these relations of Lloyd was at its peak a century ago (adoption of 0.7%) and is now significantly lower (adoption 0.01%, 98% less), with forms like Floyd becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lloyd, Floyd, Loyd in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lloyd and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lloyd is alike in pronunciation to Lad, Ladd and Laud. Other recommended names are Boyd, Cloyd, Lord and Loy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lloyd.

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