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What does Loy mean?

Loy Pronunciation of Loy [loy] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Loy is "elect". Loy is a variant form of Eligius (Latin).


2 relations via Eligius: Eloi and Eloy.

Creative forms:
(male) Llo, Llow, ..

(female) Lleh, Loly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Loy Trevor (L.T.), ..

How popular is Loy?

Loy is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#3730 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Loy reached its apex rank of #698 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Loy listed in the Top 2000 is Eloy. These forms of Loy were favored as birth names 85 years ago (median #781).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loy, Eloy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Loy is pronounced similarly to La-, Le, Le-, Lea, Lee, Leo, Lew, Lleu, Loew, Loewe, Loewy, Lou, Louie, Lowe and Lugh. Other recommended names are Coy, Lon, Lot, Loyd and Roy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Loy.