Leroy

First Name
200k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
8k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Leroy mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Leroy

"Leroy" is a name of American origin, and it means "King". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Transferred from the common French surname Leroy since the nineteenth century, for no apparent reason except its transparent meaning, le roi "the king".

  1. A male given name.
  2. A surname​, borne by English speakers.
  3. A census-designated place in Alabama.
  4. A town in Saskatchewan.
  5. A city in Texas.

Leroy was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Leroy

Leroy Sané is a soccer player for the FC Schalke 04, SG Wattenscheid 09, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany national youth football team, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Leroy was born on January 11th, 1996 in Essen.

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Eldridge Cleaver was a writer and political activist. Eldridge was given the name Leroy Eldridge Cleaver on August 31st, 1935 in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. He breathed his last breath on May 1st, 1998.

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Leroy Fer is a soccer player for the Swansea City A.F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Feyenoord, FC Twente, and Norwich City F.C. Leroy was born on January 5th, 1990 in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Leroy is also known as Fer and Leroy Johan.

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Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a supervisory special agent, former gunnery sergeant, special agent, gunnery sergeant, and military police.

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Roy Buchanan was a blues, blues rock, electric blues, rock, roll, rockabilly, and country music musician. He plays Fender Telecaster. He was most active from 1958 to present. Roy was given the name Leroy Buchanan on September 23rd, 1939 in Ozark, Arkansas, US. He left this life on August 14th, 1988.

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His military service ended in 2014. Leroy was born on July 29th, 1979 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leroy

Nolwenn Leroy is a pop, world, celtic, world music, and celtic music musician. She was most prominent from 2002 to present. Nolwenn was given the name Nolwenn Le Magueresse on September 28th, 1982 in Saint-Renan, France.

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Mervyn LeRoy was a film director. He was most active from 1927 to 1968. Mervyn was born on October 15th, 1900 in San Francisco. He breathed his last breath on September 13th, 1987.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to present. Gloria was born on November 7th, 1931 in Bucyrus, Ohio.

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Louis Leroy was an art critic, journalist, playwright, engraver, and painter. Louis was born on January 1st, 1812. He died on January 1st, 1885.

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Philippe Leroy is an actor. He was most prominent from 1960 to present. Philippe was born on October 15th, 1930 in Paris.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 124 0 124
1881 129 0 129 #98 boy name
1882 152 0 152 #96 boy name
1883 143 0 143 #92 boy name
1884 154 0 154 #98 boy name
1885 162 0 162 #90 boy name
1886 155 0 155 #101 boy name
1887 177 0 177 #88 boy name
1888 192 0 192 #95 boy name
1889 186 0 186 #92 boy name
1890 236 0 236 #74 boy name
1891 190 0 190 #84 boy name
1892 233 0 233 #87 boy name
1893 244 0 244 #76 boy name
1894 239 0 239 #83 boy name
1895 249 0 249 #78 boy name
1896 278 0 278 #72 boy name
1897 291 0 291 #65 boy name
1898 315 0 315 #68 boy name
1899 269 0 269 #69 boy name
1900 419 0 419 #65 boy name
1901 268 0 268 #72 boy name
1902 370 0 370 #62 boy name
1903 340 0 340 #64 boy name
1904 401 0 401 #60 boy name
1905 441 0 441 #55 boy name
1906 420 0 420 #61 boy name
1907 555 5 550 #50 boy name
1908 523 0 523 #57 boy name
1909 568 0 568 #55 boy name
1910 733 0 733 #50 boy name
1911 706 0 706 #59 boy name
1912 1,313 7 1,306 #66 boy name
1913 1,593 11 1,582 #63 boy name
1914 2,010 6 2,004 #60 boy name
1915 2,465 14 2,451 #66 boy name
1916 2,720 21 2,699 #63 boy name
1917 2,966 15 2,951 #60 boy name
1918 3,442 20 3,422 #57 boy name
1919 3,441 19 3,422 #55 boy name
1920 3,571 22 3,549 #56 boy name
1921 3,759 11 3,748 #55 boy name
1922 3,689 19 3,670 #55 boy name
1923 3,709 21 3,688 #55 boy name
1924 3,950 26 3,924 #53 boy name
1925 3,912 29 3,883 #52 boy name
1926 3,834 27 3,807 #51 boy name
1927 3,942 30 3,912 #51 boy name
1928 3,901 29 3,872 #51 boy name
1929 3,846 29 3,817 #51 boy name
1930 3,845 39 3,806 #53 boy name
1931 3,673 27 3,646 #52 boy name
1932 3,710 33 3,677 #53 boy name
1933 3,379 23 3,356 #56 boy name
1934 3,800 22 3,778 #54 boy name
1935 3,930 15 3,915 #50 boy name
1936 3,663 19 3,644 #57 boy name
1937 3,566 12 3,554 #56 boy name
1938 3,509 17 3,492 #61 boy name
1939 3,405 17 3,388 #61 boy name
1940 3,329 19 3,310 #66 boy name
1941 3,538 18 3,520 #67 boy name
1942 3,736 16 3,720 #69 boy name
1943 3,756 20 3,736 #74 boy name
1944 3,429 22 3,407 #78 boy name
1945 3,191 15 3,176 #83 boy name
1946 3,486 20 3,466 #90 boy name
1947 3,367 19 3,348 #98 boy name
1948 3,249 17 3,232 #97 boy name
1949 2,959 19 2,940
1950 2,861 27 2,834
1951 2,736 17 2,719
1952 2,658 17 2,641
1953 2,600 21 2,579
1954 2,662 22 2,640
1955 2,428 15 2,413
1956 2,363 14 2,349
1957 2,330 21 2,309
1958 2,100 19 2,081
1959 2,029 13 2,016
1960 1,884 18 1,866
1961 1,840 13 1,827
1962 1,712 8 1,704
1963 1,657 13 1,644
1964 1,595 8 1,587
1965 1,547 11 1,536
1966 1,360 11 1,349
1967 1,283 6 1,277
1968 1,206 9 1,197
1969 1,244 13 1,231
1970 1,175 7 1,168
1971 1,023 9 1,014
1972 924 7 917
1973 806 0 806
1974 774 0 774
1975 811 12 799
1976 764 5 759
1977 741 6 735
1978 715 8 707
1979 737 7 730
1980 708 10 698
1981 625 7 618
1982 674 0 674
1983 528 5 523
1984 539 8 531
1985 545 6 539
1986 548 7 541
1987 506 7 499
1988 490 0 490
1989 489 0 489
1990 502 0 502
1991 454 5 449
1992 413 0 413
1993 361 0 361
1994 339 0 339
1995 341 0 341
1996 308 0 308
1997 307 0 307
1998 278 0 278
1999 249 0 249
2000 249 0 249
2001 214 0 214
2002 214 0 214
2003 220 0 220
2004 221 0 221
2005 184 0 184
2006 203 0 203
2007 194 0 194
2008 228 0 228
2009 195 0 195
2010 217 0 217
2011 187 0 187
2012 220 0 220
2013 205 0 205
2014 188 0 188
2015 207 0 207
2016 227 0 227
2017 224 0 224

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Popularity of Leroy as a first name

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Popularity of Leroy as a last name

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Common last names for Leroy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Moore
  • White
  • Robinson
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leroy U.S.
  White 78.06% 64.26%
  African American 13.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leroy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Leroy

  • What name lists does Leroy rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Leroy? Leroy is the 373rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Leroy was the 4,571st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leroy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 200,011 babies born with the first name Leroy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leroy to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leroy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 124 new born babies.
  • When was Leroy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leroy is Saturday, September 1st, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Leroy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leroy was in 1924 with a total of 3,924 babies. That's a lot of babies named Leroy!
  • Random Leroy Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leroy ranks 42nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 90 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1938.
  • Weird things about the name Leroy: Your name in reverse order is Yorel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eolyr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leroy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,759 people with the last name Leroy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leroy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Leroy 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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