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What does Troy mean?

Troy Pronunciation of Troy 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, surname, england, norman, conquest (victory), ancient (old), greek, wars, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Troi, Troye




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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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Troy reached its highest rank of #55 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #363 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Troy is pronounced similarly to Trai, Traye, Tre, Trey and True. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cloy, Coy, Croy, Eloy, Elroy, Laroy, Leroy, Loy, Roy, Taos, Taro, Taron, Tay, Teo, Teom, Teron, Terry, Thoby, Thom, Thor, Toby, Tod, Tom, Ton, Tony, Toon, Tor, Torey, Toro, Torry, Tory, Tov, Tracy, Tris, Ty and Tyron. These names tend to be less frequently used than Troy.

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