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Roy meaning and name origin

Roy \roy\ as a boy's name is pronounced roy. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Roy is "red". As a short form of names like Leroy, Roy is also a form of the Old French term roi, meaning "king". Roy Rogers is a modern chain of fast-food restaurants. Cowboy Roy Rogers; actor Roy Schneider.

Roy has 4 variant forms: Rey, Roi, Royer and Ruy.

For more information, see also the related name Elroy.

Roy is also pronounced similarly to Rae, Rai, Ray, Raye, Rei, Reo, Rio, Roe, Row, Rowe and Rye. Other suggested similar baby names are Coy, Loy, Rob, Rod, Rog, Ron and Rory.

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Popularity of Roy

Roy is a very popular first name for males (#65 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#446 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Roy name in U.S.
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