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406k
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Roy

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Red
  • #165 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Roy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 440 0 440 #37 boy name
1881 440 0 440 #34 boy name
1882 521 0 521 #33 boy name
1883 556 0 556 #30 boy name
1884 680 0 680 #26 boy name
1885 696 5 691 #24 boy name
1886 772 5 767 #20 boy name
1887 733 7 726 #20 boy name
1888 865 9 856 #20 boy name
1889 894 6 888 #18 boy name
1890 952 11 941 #18 boy name
1891 849 11 838 #18 boy name
1892 1,053 5 1,048 #18 boy name
1893 925 6 919 #18 boy name
1894 1,029 11 1,018 #18 boy name
1895 1,038 10 1,028 #19 boy name
1896 1,027 0 1,027 #19 boy name
1897 1,008 9 999 #19 boy name
1898 1,059 10 1,049 #20 boy name
1899 919 7 912 #20 boy name
1900 1,221 6 1,215 #21 boy name
1901 925 8 917 #20 boy name
1902 1,012 10 1,002 #22 boy name
1903 975 0 975 #22 boy name
1904 1,135 12 1,123 #21 boy name
1905 1,026 9 1,017 #24 boy name
1906 1,033 9 1,024 #24 boy name
1907 1,141 13 1,128 #24 boy name
1908 1,104 7 1,097 #26 boy name
1909 1,143 8 1,135 #28 boy name
1910 1,276 9 1,267 #29 boy name
1911 1,412 18 1,394 #31 boy name
1912 2,609 18 2,591 #31 boy name
1913 3,107 17 3,090 #32 boy name
1914 3,873 21 3,852 #32 boy name
1915 5,095 43 5,052 #32 boy name
1916 5,364 37 5,327 #33 boy name
1917 5,624 38 5,586 #33 boy name
1918 6,255 44 6,211 #32 boy name
1919 6,012 44 5,968 #32 boy name
1920 6,402 46 6,356 #32 boy name
1921 6,596 49 6,547 #32 boy name
1922 6,521 61 6,460 #32 boy name
1923 6,368 51 6,317 #32 boy name
1924 6,598 46 6,552 #31 boy name
1925 6,427 53 6,374 #32 boy name
1926 6,282 53 6,229 #34 boy name
1927 6,453 69 6,384 #34 boy name
1928 6,274 49 6,225 #34 boy name
1929 5,879 67 5,812 #35 boy name
1930 5,969 56 5,913 #33 boy name
1931 5,547 60 5,487 #35 boy name
1932 5,270 36 5,234 #38 boy name
1933 4,951 49 4,902 #39 boy name
1934 5,145 41 5,104 #35 boy name
1935 4,967 28 4,939 #40 boy name
1936 4,848 31 4,817 #41 boy name
1937 4,917 30 4,887 #40 boy name
1938 5,061 23 5,038 #41 boy name
1939 5,178 27 5,151 #42 boy name
1940 5,600 37 5,563 #42 boy name
1941 5,983 38 5,945 #39 boy name
1942 6,353 45 6,308 #42 boy name
1943 6,982 51 6,931 #38 boy name
1944 6,565 36 6,529 #39 boy name
1945 6,205 26 6,179 #40 boy name
1946 6,955 37 6,918 #43 boy name
1947 7,596 32 7,564 #48 boy name
1948 7,090 28 7,062 #49 boy name
1949 6,650 29 6,621 #51 boy name
1950 6,493 32 6,461 #51 boy name
1951 6,492 37 6,455 #52 boy name
1952 6,562 33 6,529 #55 boy name
1953 6,682 32 6,650 #55 boy name
1954 6,534 34 6,500 #56 boy name
1955 6,364 47 6,317 #58 boy name
1956 6,151 22 6,129 #62 boy name
1957 6,092 34 6,058 #65 boy name
1958 5,555 29 5,526 #75 boy name
1959 5,211 35 5,176 #81 boy name
1960 5,280 31 5,249 #80 boy name
1961 4,991 28 4,963 #83 boy name
1962 4,506 30 4,476 #90 boy name
1963 4,460 23 4,437 #89 boy name
1964 4,178 31 4,147 #91 boy name
1965 3,804 18 3,786 #95 boy name
1966 3,544 23 3,521 #94 boy name
1967 3,301 27 3,274 #95 boy name
1968 3,211 30 3,181 #94 boy name
1969 3,023 20 3,003
1970 3,054 15 3,039
1971 2,978 18 2,960
1972 2,495 16 2,479
1973 2,253 16 2,237
1974 2,205 18 2,187
1975 2,138 15 2,123
1976 1,886 14 1,872
1977 1,938 25 1,913
1978 1,817 17 1,800
1979 1,769 16 1,753
1980 1,801 23 1,778
1981 1,739 13 1,726
1982 1,627 11 1,616
1983 1,468 15 1,453
1984 1,400 18 1,382
1985 1,397 17 1,380
1986 1,293 10 1,283
1987 1,275 17 1,258
1988 1,174 11 1,163
1989 1,268 11 1,257
1990 1,224 0 1,224
1991 1,126 0 1,126
1992 991 0 991
1993 896 0 896
1994 860 0 860
1995 731 0 731
1996 718 0 718
1997 747 0 747
1998 653 0 653
1999 637 0 637
2000 635 0 635
2001 571 0 571
2002 564 0 564
2003 569 0 569
2004 542 0 542
2005 529 0 529
2006 596 0 596
2007 534 0 534
2008 551 0 551
2009 472 0 472
2010 453 0 453
2011 443 0 443
2012 461 0 461
2013 507 0 507
2014 519 0 519
2015 534 7 527

Want to know about the popularity of the Roy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 405,902 babies born with the name Roy in the United States. That's more than enough Roys to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 440 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Roy" was in 1947 with a total of 7,564 babies. (That's a lot of baby Roys)

According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Roy" ranks #47 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 30 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1927. Across the entire United States a total of 6,453 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Roy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Roy as well as things modernly associated with the name Roy such as celebrities named Roy.

Origin and Meaning of Roy

The name "Roy" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Red". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison is a singer-songwriter specializing in rock and roll, rock, rockabilly, country, pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1953 to 1988. Roy was born in 1936 as Roy Kelton Orbison in Vernon, Texas, U.S.

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Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers is a singer and actor specializing in country and western music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1935 to 1984. Roy was born in 1911 as Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

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Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay is a MLB player. Roy was born in 1977 in Denver, Colorado.

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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1947 to 1985. Rock was born in 1925 as Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.

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Roy Keane

Roy Keane is a football biography. Roy was born in 1971 in Cork, Ireland.

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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein is an artist. Roy was born in 1923 as Roy Fox Lichtenstein in Manhattan, New York, United States.

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Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr. is a boxer. Roy was born in 1969 in Pensacola, Florida, USA.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Roy

Roy Jones Jr
Roy Hibbert
Roy Blunt
Roy Clark
Roy Harper
Roy Kim

Alternative Meanings

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oyr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Roy born Nov 28, 1937

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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