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The name Roy has the following meaning:

King or "red-haired man".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Roy is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 448 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Roy fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 63 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 558 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Roy in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Roy is pronounced as roy


Roy originates from the French language.

See other suggested French boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Roy and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Roy: Boys - Dennis, Elige, Regis, Russell, Girls - Celine, Rochelle, Both genders - Garnet


Popular Variants for the name Roy: Roi, Roye, Ruyer


We think the name Roy should fall under the following style category: The Wild West.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Roy to be: Compassionate and funny

In one word, you might describe Roy as a(n) "compassionate" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Roy (or its variants) are:

Roy Williams, born on 1 August, a famous coach. Roy Williams's background: Head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On April 4, 2005, Williams shed his title as 'the most successful coach to never have won an NCAA ring' as his Tar Heels defeated the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA Championship game. Williams was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Roy Eugene Barnes, born on 11 March , a famous politician. Roy Eugene Barnes's background: The governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from January 1999 until January 2003. He is a member of the United States Democratic Party.

Roy Kelton Orbison, born on 23 April, a famous musician. Roy Kelton Orbison's background: An influential Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades.
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Robert (34)
Richard (81)
Riley (108)
Raymond (184)
Roman (259)
Russell (347)
Rylan (369)
Rodney (396)
Roger (403)
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