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What does Leroy mean?

Leroy Pronunciation of Leroy as a boys' name is pronounced LEE-roy, le-ROY. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Leroy is "the king". From the French phrase Le Roi. Occupational name: one of the servants or pages of the king. Poet Amiri Baraka was originally named Everett LeRoi Jones.


ASSOCIATED WITH king, occupational, servants


VARIANTS Elroi, Elroy, Lee, Leeroy, Leroi, Roy

SEE ALSO Delroy, Gilroy, Rey


(male) Liroy, ..

(female) Leri, ..

Leroy Camryn (L.C.), ..

How popular is Leroy?

Leroy is a very prominent first name for males (#144 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4338 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Leroy reached its highest rank of #53 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #875 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leroy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leroy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Leroy (#875 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Delroy, Elroy, Lee (#689), Leeroy, Rey (#751) and Roy (#542). These forms of Leroy were at the top of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 1.49%) and have become much less popular since (USAGE 0.08%, 94.7%). Roy is the clear favorite, although Rey seems to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Elroy are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leroy, Delroy, Elroy, Lee, Leeroy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rey, Roy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leroy is pronounced similarly to Laray, Larie, Laroy, Larrey, Larry, Larue, Lary, Lawrey, Lawry, Leary, Leroux and Lorry. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Croy, Laron, Lebron, Ledon, Leeron, Lenny, Lenox, Leo, Leon, Leron, Lerone, Lesly, Levey, Levon, Levy, Lexo, Lezly, Liron, Loron, Loy, Lyron and Troy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leroy.

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