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405k
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since 1880

Roy

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Red
  • #165 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18804400440#37 boy name
18814400440#34 boy name
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19585,556295,527#75 boy name
19595,212355,177#81 boy name
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19614,988284,960#83 boy name
19624,509304,479#90 boy name
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19644,177314,146#91 boy name
19653,806183,788#95 boy name
19663,543233,520#94 boy name
19673,301273,274#95 boy name
19683,211303,181#94 boy name
19693,023203,003
19703,053153,038
19712,978182,960
19722,495162,479
19732,253162,237
19742,205182,187
19752,138152,123
19761,886141,872
19771,937251,912
19781,817171,800
19791,768161,752
19801,801231,778
19811,739131,726
19821,626111,615
19831,467151,452
19841,401181,383
19851,397171,380
19861,293101,283
19871,275171,258
19881,173111,162
19891,268111,257
19901,22301,223
19911,12501,125
19929910991
19938950895
19948610861
19957310731
19967180718
19977470747
19986530653
19996370637
20006340634
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20085510551
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20104530453
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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 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Roy" ranks #99 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 10 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 1965. Across the entire United States a total of 3,806 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 righteous, you know when you're right.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

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.

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 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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Past life for Roy born Apr 12, 2008

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Roy

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