What does Troy mean?
Troy /troy/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is pronounced troy. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Troy is "descendant of the footsoldier".
Surname given to those who migrated to England from the French city of Troyes after the Norman conquest of 1066. As a given name, Troy may derive from the ancient Greek city where the Trojan wars were fought. Actor Troy Donahue made the name popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Jane Fonda named one of her children Troy. Football player Troy Aikman.
How popular is Troy?
Troy is a very popular first name for men (#138 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4125 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Troy for boys. Troy reached its highest rank of #57 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #274 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Troy▲ is pronounced similarly to Trai, Traye, Tre▼, Trey▲ and True. Other recommended similar baby names are Croy, Taro, Terry▼, Thor, Tor, Torey, Toro, Torry and Tory▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Troy.