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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.
For more information, see also the related name Elroy.
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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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