What does Lloyd mean?
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.
(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)
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.