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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #165 most popular

What does the name "Roy" mean?

Roy (Scottish): Red

The name "Roy" is of Scottish origin and it means "Red". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 28 other names that are similar to this one.

R is for rational, the way you think.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ory". 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.

How popular is the name "Roy" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Roy? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 405,337 babies born with the name Roy in the United States. That's more than enough Roies to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name first appeared 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 7,563 babies. (That's a lot of baby Roies)

According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Roy" ranks #66 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 61 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1939. Across the entire United States a total of 5,178 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Roy popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Roy in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Roy

Rock Hudson

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


Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison is a singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1953 to 1988. Roy was born in 1936 as Roy Kelton Orbison in Vernon, Texas, U.S.


Roy Keane

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


Roy Lichtenstein

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


Roy Jones Jr.

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


Roy Rogers

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


Past life for Roy born Jan 27, 1929

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 Southern India approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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