Floyd

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155k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Floyd mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Floyd

"Floyd" is a name of English origin, and it means "Gray". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Welsh llwyd (“grey, grey-haired”).

  1. A Welsh surname​, a variant of Lloyd.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, today particularly common among African Americans.
  3. A ghost town in California.
  4. A city in Iowa.
  5. A village in New Mexico.
  6. A town in New York.
  7. A town in Virginia.

Notable Persons Named Floyd

Floyd Patterson was a boxer. Floyd was born on January 4th, 1935 in Waco, North Carolina, U.S. He left this life on May 11th, 2006.

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Floyd Ayité is a soccer player for the SC Bastia, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Angers SCO, AS Nancy, Stade de Reims, and Togo national football team. Floyd was born on December 15th, 1988 in Bordeaux.

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Floyd Landis is a cyclist. Floyd was born on October 14th, 1975 in Farmersville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Floyd Cramer was a pianist. He plays Piano, Organ (music), and Harpsichord. Floyd was born Floyd Cramer on October 27th, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. He left this life on December 31st, 1997.

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Bud Gaugh is a ska punk, punk rock, reggae, alternative rock, and dub music drummer. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Synthesizer, and Sampler (musical instrument). He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Bud was given the name Floyd I. Gaugh IV on October 2nd, 1967.

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His military service ended in 1945.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Floyd

Pretty Boy Floyd is a gangster and bank robbery.

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Michael Floyd is an athlete for the Arizona Cardinals. His ongoing career started in 2012. Michael was born on November 27th, 1989 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Keith Floyd was a celebrity cook, television personality, businessman, restaurateur, and author. His career lasted from 1984 to 2009. Keith was born on December 28th, 1943 in England. He passed away on September 14th, 2009.

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Franklin was born on June 17th, 1943.

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Leonard Floyd is an athlete. Leonard was born on September 8th, 1992 in Atlanta.

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Eddie Floyd is a southern soul, rhythm, blues, and soul music musician. His ongoing career started in 1956. Eddie was given the name Eddie Lee Floyd on June 25th, 1937 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 206 0 206 #75 boy name
1881 178 0 178 #79 boy name
1882 231 0 231 #77 boy name
1883 217 0 217 #73 boy name
1884 263 0 263 #70 boy name
1885 264 5 259 #71 boy name
1886 284 9 275 #66 boy name
1887 232 0 232 #74 boy name
1888 309 7 302 #67 boy name
1889 325 12 313 #63 boy name
1890 347 6 341 #60 boy name
1891 344 8 336 #53 boy name
1892 426 6 420 #52 boy name
1893 361 10 351 #59 boy name
1894 455 10 445 #46 boy name
1895 432 5 427 #51 boy name
1896 406 10 396 #55 boy name
1897 459 8 451 #48 boy name
1898 441 7 434 #52 boy name
1899 362 6 356 #52 boy name
1900 569 14 555 #48 boy name
1901 432 9 423 #46 boy name
1902 471 0 471 #47 boy name
1903 484 12 472 #46 boy name
1904 451 5 446 #52 boy name
1905 534 11 523 #44 boy name
1906 467 9 458 #54 boy name
1907 526 5 521 #53 boy name
1908 542 13 529 #55 boy name
1909 579 9 570 #53 boy name
1910 696 9 687 #55 boy name
1911 747 13 734 #57 boy name
1912 1,456 18 1,438 #59 boy name
1913 1,758 18 1,740 #58 boy name
1914 2,109 19 2,090 #58 boy name
1915 2,852 28 2,824 #59 boy name
1916 2,806 23 2,783 #60 boy name
1917 2,852 32 2,820 #62 boy name
1918 3,264 29 3,235 #61 boy name
1919 3,158 37 3,121 #59 boy name
1920 3,284 24 3,260 #61 boy name
1921 3,282 27 3,255 #63 boy name
1922 3,263 43 3,220 #61 boy name
1923 3,176 32 3,144 #64 boy name
1924 3,195 28 3,167 #66 boy name
1925 3,558 33 3,525 #58 boy name
1926 3,660 39 3,621 #53 boy name
1927 3,590 42 3,548 #53 boy name
1928 3,370 33 3,337 #54 boy name
1929 3,112 32 3,080 #58 boy name
1930 3,105 28 3,077 #61 boy name
1931 2,729 24 2,705 #66 boy name
1932 2,698 30 2,668 #68 boy name
1933 2,563 24 2,539 #69 boy name
1934 2,554 23 2,531 #73 boy name
1935 2,526 21 2,505 #76 boy name
1936 2,251 21 2,230 #86 boy name
1937 2,402 16 2,386 #80 boy name
1938 2,161 14 2,147 #96 boy name
1939 2,109 16 2,093 #94 boy name
1940 2,027 15 2,012
1941 2,116 8 2,108
1942 2,192 21 2,171
1943 2,235 7 2,228
1944 2,106 12 2,094
1945 1,996 13 1,983
1946 2,142 16 2,126
1947 2,224 12 2,212
1948 2,056 15 2,041
1949 2,039 17 2,022
1950 1,903 14 1,889
1951 1,946 11 1,935
1952 1,871 10 1,861
1953 1,888 12 1,876
1954 1,879 9 1,870
1955 1,727 9 1,718
1956 1,739 16 1,723
1957 1,839 12 1,827
1958 1,634 12 1,622
1959 1,549 11 1,538
1960 1,477 12 1,465
1961 1,446 8 1,438
1962 1,349 11 1,338
1963 1,307 11 1,296
1964 1,215 14 1,201
1965 1,058 5 1,053
1966 943 0 943
1967 881 12 869
1968 830 0 830
1969 803 6 797
1970 763 9 754
1971 736 0 736
1972 616 5 611
1973 619 14 605
1974 595 5 590
1975 520 0 520
1976 454 6 448
1977 496 5 491
1978 477 0 477
1979 448 0 448
1980 450 5 445
1981 432 0 432
1982 399 5 394
1983 361 5 356
1984 330 0 330
1985 304 0 304
1986 333 5 328
1987 331 5 326
1988 275 0 275
1989 293 0 293
1990 251 0 251
1991 247 0 247
1992 200 5 195
1993 224 0 224
1994 184 0 184
1995 150 0 150
1996 134 0 134
1997 145 0 145
1998 141 0 141
1999 117 0 117
2000 139 0 139
2001 120 0 120
2002 108 0 108
2003 103 0 103
2004 113 0 113
2005 98 0 98
2006 93 0 93
2007 107 0 107
2008 106 0 106
2009 105 0 105
2010 79 0 79
2011 87 0 87
2012 80 0 80
2013 89 0 89
2014 87 0 87
2015 107 0 107
2016 118 0 118
2017 96 0 96

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Popularity of Floyd as a first name

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Popularity of Floyd as a last name

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Common last names for Floyd

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Baker
  • Allen
  • Harris
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Floyd U.S.
  White 65.41% 64.26%
  African American 29.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Floyd

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

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Fun Facts about the name Floyd

  • What name lists does Floyd rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Floyd? Floyd is the 468th most popular name of all time. As a last name Floyd was the 505th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Floyd have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 155,160 babies born with the first name Floyd in the United States. That's more than enough people named Floyd to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Floyd? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 206 new born babies.
  • When was Floyd first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Floyd is Monday, April 11th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Floyd born? The highest recorded use of the first name Floyd was in 1926 with a total of 3,621 babies. That's a lot of babies named Floyd!
  • Random Floyd Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Floyd ranks 64th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 24 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Floyd: Your name in reverse order is Dyolf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ofydl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Floyd? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 66,454 people with the last name Floyd.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Floyd? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 23 of them will have Floyd as their last name.

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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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