What does Lloyd mean?
Lloyd /lloyd/ [1 syll.] 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.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lloyd for boys. Lloyd reached its apex rank of #58 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Floyd and Loyd are the prominent variation forms of Lloyd. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.8783%) and is now significantly lower, with the forms Floyd, Lloyd and Loyd becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Lloyd and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Cloyd. This name tends to be less frequently used than Lloyd.