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Boyd

First Name
27k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
153k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Boyd

"Boyd" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Blonde". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Scottish Gaelic, either buidhe (“blond, yellow”), or a habitational surname from the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

  1. A Scottish and Irish surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Boyd

Boyd was given the name Robert Boyd Holbrook on September 1st, 1981 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

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Boyd Coddington was a hot rod designer and tv show host. Boyd was born on August 28th, 1944 in Rupert, Idaho. He died on February 27th, 2008.

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Boyd Rice is an experimental music, noise music, industrial music, drone music, and neofolk musician. He plays Tape loop and Turntablism. He has been prominent since 1975. Boyd was given the name Boyd Blake Rice on December 16th, 1956 in Lemon Grove, California, United States. Boyd is also known as NON.

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Ty Herndon is a country music singing. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1995 to present. Ty was given the name Boyd Tyrone Herndon on May 2nd, 1962 in Meridian, Mississippi.

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Boyd Gaines is an actor. He was most active from 1980 to 1980. Boyd was given the name Boyd Payne Gaines on May 11th, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Boyd Tinsley is a rock, classical music, and alternative rock musician. He plays Violin, Vocals, Guitar, Electric violin, Viola, and Mandolin. He has been prominent since 1991. Boyd was born on May 16th, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Boyd

Pattie Boyd is a model. Pattie was given the name Patricia Anne Boyd on March 17th, 1944 in Taunton, Somerset, England.

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Billy Boyd is an actor and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Billy was born on August 28th, 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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Brandon Boyd is an alternative rock and funk metal musician. He plays Guitar, Percussion instrument, Bass guitar, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to 1991. Brandon was given the name Brandon Charles Boyd on February 15th, 1976 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles. Brandon is also known as The Invisible Floating Torso Man, Happy Knappy, Brandon of the Jungle, Cornelius, The Invisible Floating Torso Man (Make Yourself), Happy Knappy (Fungus Amongus), Brandon of the Jungle (Enjoy Incubus), and Cornelius (S.C.I.E.N.C.E.).

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Luke James is an alternative r&b, soul music, funk, experimental music, electronic music, and blues singer-songwriter, rapping, and actor. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, Guitar, Saxophone, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 2004. Luke was given the name Luke James Boyd in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Luke is also known as Wolf James.

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Stephen Boyd was an actor. He was most active from 1955 to 1977. Stephen was given the name William Millar on July 4th, 1931 in Glengormley, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He breathed his last breath on June 2nd, 1977.

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Tom was born on August 22nd, 1995.

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How popular is the baby name Boyd in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 24 0 24
1882 29 0 29
1883 21 0 21
1884 24 0 24
1885 40 0 40
1886 43 0 43
1887 26 0 26
1888 41 0 41
1889 47 0 47
1890 35 0 35
1891 29 0 29
1892 37 0 37
1893 35 0 35
1894 46 0 46
1895 31 0 31
1896 34 0 34
1897 37 0 37
1898 34 0 34
1899 53 0 53
1900 62 0 62
1901 42 0 42
1902 42 0 42
1903 41 0 41
1904 46 0 46
1905 40 0 40
1906 54 0 54
1907 54 0 54
1908 61 0 61
1909 68 0 68
1910 86 0 86
1911 85 0 85
1912 171 0 171
1913 197 0 197
1914 287 0 287
1915 335 0 335
1916 390 6 384
1917 388 0 388
1918 438 5 433
1919 425 11 414
1920 464 7 457
1921 438 0 438
1922 508 0 508
1923 429 0 429
1924 468 9 459
1925 501 8 493
1926 433 0 433
1927 449 9 440
1928 444 0 444
1929 461 0 461
1930 430 0 430
1931 426 0 426
1932 400 5 395
1933 407 0 407
1934 398 0 398
1935 352 0 352
1936 355 0 355
1937 418 0 418
1938 413 0 413
1939 361 0 361
1940 374 0 374
1941 412 0 412
1942 393 0 393
1943 405 0 405
1944 349 5 344
1945 318 0 318
1946 362 0 362
1947 426 0 426
1948 355 0 355
1949 348 0 348
1950 343 0 343
1951 363 0 363
1952 399 0 399
1953 389 0 389
1954 342 0 342
1955 371 0 371
1956 377 0 377
1957 389 0 389
1958 364 0 364
1959 376 0 376
1960 372 0 372
1961 356 0 356
1962 406 0 406
1963 339 0 339
1964 337 0 337
1965 285 0 285
1966 265 0 265
1967 252 0 252
1968 272 0 272
1969 254 0 254
1970 273 0 273
1971 185 0 185
1972 154 0 154
1973 149 0 149
1974 151 0 151
1975 137 0 137
1976 111 0 111
1977 115 0 115
1978 102 0 102
1979 102 0 102
1980 98 0 98
1981 97 0 97
1982 100 0 100
1983 68 0 68
1984 76 0 76
1985 79 0 79
1986 67 0 67
1987 54 0 54
1988 54 0 54
1989 50 0 50
1990 64 0 64
1991 57 0 57
1992 57 0 57
1993 55 0 55
1994 58 0 58
1995 53 0 53
1996 51 0 51
1997 62 0 62
1998 45 0 45
1999 41 0 41
2000 41 0 41
2001 40 0 40
2002 51 0 51
2003 43 0 43
2004 44 0 44
2005 43 0 43
2006 38 0 38
2007 63 0 63
2008 51 0 51
2009 43 0 43
2010 49 0 49
2011 44 0 44
2012 72 0 72
2013 75 0 75
2014 99 0 99
2015 81 0 81
2016 98 0 98

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Popularity of Boyd as a first name

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Popularity of Boyd as a last name

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Common last names for Boyd

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Baker
  • Harris
  • Allen
  • Walker
  • Campbell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Boyd U.S.
  White 63.18% 64.26%
  African American 30.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Boyd

People with the last name Boyd are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Boyd

  • How Popular is the name Boyd? Boyd is the 1,445th most popular name of all time. As a last name Boyd was the 176th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Boyd have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,882 babies born with the first name Boyd in the United States. That's more than enough people named Boyd to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Boyd? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Boyd first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Boyd is Wednesday, August 23rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Boyd born? The highest recorded use of the first name Boyd was in 1922 with a total of 508 babies.
  • Random Boyd Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Boyd ranks 97th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 12 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Boyd: Your name in reverse order is Dyob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydob. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Boyd? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 153,469 people with the last name Boyd.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boyd? Boyd was ranked as the 176th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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