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405k
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Roy

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Red
  • #165 All Time
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How popular is the 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 926 6 920 #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 6,597 49 6,548 #32 boy name
1922 6,521 61 6,460 #32 boy name
1923 6,366 51 6,315 #33 boy name
1924 6,598 46 6,552 #31 boy name
1925 6,428 53 6,375 #32 boy name
1926 6,282 53 6,229 #34 boy name
1927 6,451 69 6,382 #34 boy name
1928 6,275 49 6,226 #34 boy name
1929 5,879 67 5,812 #35 boy name
1930 5,969 56 5,913 #33 boy name
1931 5,544 60 5,484 #35 boy name
1932 5,269 36 5,233 #38 boy name
1933 4,951 49 4,902 #39 boy name
1934 5,146 41 5,105 #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 5,060 23 5,037 #41 boy name
1939 5,178 27 5,151 #42 boy name
1940 5,600 37 5,563 #42 boy name
1941 5,982 38 5,944 #39 boy name
1942 6,354 45 6,309 #42 boy name
1943 6,978 51 6,927 #38 boy name
1944 6,565 36 6,529 #39 boy name
1945 6,205 26 6,179 #40 boy name
1946 6,956 37 6,919 #43 boy name
1947 7,595 32 7,563 #48 boy name
1948 7,090 28 7,062 #49 boy name
1949 6,650 29 6,621 #51 boy name
1950 6,490 32 6,458 #51 boy name
1951 6,489 37 6,452 #52 boy name
1952 6,563 33 6,530 #55 boy name
1953 6,678 31 6,647 #55 boy name
1954 6,530 35 6,495 #56 boy name
1955 6,364 47 6,317 #58 boy name
1956 6,153 22 6,131 #62 boy name
1957 6,092 34 6,058 #65 boy name
1958 5,556 29 5,527 #75 boy name
1959 5,212 35 5,177 #81 boy name
1960 5,279 31 5,248 #80 boy name
1961 4,988 28 4,960 #83 boy name
1962 4,509 30 4,479 #90 boy name
1963 4,460 23 4,437 #89 boy name
1964 4,177 31 4,146 #91 boy name
1965 3,806 18 3,788 #95 boy name
1966 3,543 23 3,520 #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 3,053 15 3,038
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 1,937 25 1,912
1978 1,817 17 1,800
1979 1,768 16 1,752
1980 1,801 23 1,778
1981 1,739 13 1,726
1982 1,626 11 1,615
1983 1,467 15 1,452
1984 1,401 18 1,383
1985 1,397 17 1,380
1986 1,293 10 1,283
1987 1,275 17 1,258
1988 1,173 11 1,162
1989 1,268 11 1,257
1990 1,223 0 1,223
1991 1,125 0 1,125
1992 991 0 991
1993 895 0 895
1994 861 0 861
1995 731 0 731
1996 718 0 718
1997 747 0 747
1998 653 0 653
1999 637 0 637
2000 634 0 634
2001 571 0 571
2002 564 0 564
2003 568 0 568
2004 542 0 542
2005 529 0 529
2006 595 0 595
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 506 0 506
2014 517 0 517

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 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 7,563 babies. (That's a lot of baby Roies)

According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Roy" ranks #30 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 179 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1922. Across the entire United States a total of 6,521 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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Where is the name Roy popular?

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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.

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Roy

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

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 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 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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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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Alternative Meanings

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

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 "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 Sep 9, 2015

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 Eastern Australia approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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