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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 boy name Elroy.
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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roy for boys (2015 statistics).
Roy is also pronounced similarly to Rae, Rai, Ray, Raye, Rei, Reo, Rio, Roe, Row, Rowe, Rye and Ryu. Other suggested similar baby names are Coy, Loy, Rob, Rod, Rog, Ron and Rory. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roy.
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