Meaning and name origin
Troy \t-roy\ as a boy's 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.
Troy is a very popular first name for males (#138 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4348 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Troy for boys. Troy reached its highest rank of #57 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Troy▲ is also pronounced similarly to Trai, Traye, Tre▼, Trey▲ and True. Other suggested similar baby names are Croy, Taro, Terry▼, Thor, Tor, Torey, Toro, Torry and Tory▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Troy.