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Troy

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 8 0 8
1881 6 0 6
1882 16 0 16
1883 13 0 13
1884 11 0 11
1885 18 0 18
1886 19 0 19
1887 12 0 12
1888 20 0 20
1889 16 0 16
1890 16 0 16
1891 23 0 23
1892 29 0 29
1893 25 0 25
1894 50 0 50
1895 29 0 29
1896 37 5 32
1897 31 0 31
1898 36 0 36
1899 28 0 28
1900 69 0 69
1901 41 0 41
1902 65 6 59
1903 46 0 46
1904 74 5 69
1905 64 5 59
1906 54 0 54
1907 81 9 72
1908 94 7 87
1909 64 0 64
1910 95 5 90
1911 108 8 100
1912 210 8 202
1913 223 5 218
1914 315 8 307
1915 434 19 415
1916 455 13 442
1917 404 10 394
1918 471 17 454
1919 514 15 499
1920 540 21 519
1921 542 10 532
1922 513 11 502
1923 528 15 513
1924 571 14 557
1925 536 18 518
1926 539 18 521
1927 569 10 559
1928 578 16 562
1929 525 20 505
1930 552 19 533
1931 498 13 485
1932 557 17 540
1933 538 20 518
1934 547 7 540
1935 558 10 548
1936 542 8 534
1937 555 15 540
1938 555 10 545
1939 607 20 587
1940 589 12 577
1941 577 7 570
1942 584 12 572
1943 644 11 633
1944 650 19 631
1945 630 16 614
1946 654 19 635
1947 681 12 669
1948 665 11 654
1949 637 16 621
1950 655 17 638
1951 643 18 625
1952 677 7 670
1953 706 20 686
1954 718 22 696
1955 693 23 670
1956 736 28 708
1957 808 35 773
1958 807 42 765
1959 1,010 50 960
1960 2,139 77 2,062
1961 4,381 119 4,262 #100 boy name
1962 6,139 99 6,040 #67 boy name
1963 6,077 102 5,975 #64 boy name
1964 6,382 77 6,305 #57 boy name
1965 5,919 58 5,861 #53 boy name
1966 6,969 66 6,903 #48 boy name
1967 8,011 76 7,935 #40 boy name
1968 8,057 73 7,984 #40 boy name
1969 8,170 74 8,096 #42 boy name
1970 8,543 97 8,446 #41 boy name
1971 7,405 63 7,342 #46 boy name
1972 6,405 54 6,351 #49 boy name
1973 5,107 44 5,063 #59 boy name
1974 4,603 35 4,568 #63 boy name
1975 3,989 39 3,950 #69 boy name
1976 3,753 37 3,716 #73 boy name
1977 3,342 31 3,311 #88 boy name
1978 3,182 26 3,156 #88 boy name
1979 2,983 21 2,962 #99 boy name
1980 2,877 47 2,830
1981 2,532 18 2,514
1982 2,558 24 2,534
1983 2,418 13 2,405
1984 2,440 22 2,418
1985 2,334 22 2,312
1986 2,277 28 2,249
1987 2,314 20 2,294
1988 2,366 24 2,342
1989 2,651 13 2,638
1990 2,513 10 2,503
1991 2,357 20 2,337
1992 2,300 10 2,290
1993 2,677 30 2,647
1994 2,861 19 2,842
1995 2,495 25 2,470
1996 2,258 20 2,238
1997 2,010 12 1,998
1998 1,832 11 1,821
1999 1,686 14 1,672
2000 1,523 11 1,512
2001 1,362 8 1,354
2002 1,309 9 1,300
2003 1,284 0 1,284
2004 1,514 13 1,501
2005 1,530 5 1,525
2006 1,590 9 1,581
2007 1,614 12 1,602
2008 1,601 5 1,596
2009 1,491 5 1,486
2010 1,390 8 1,382
2011 1,461 5 1,456
2012 1,392 7 1,385
2013 1,281 0 1,281
2014 1,329 7 1,322
2015 1,201 8 1,193

Want to know about the popularity of the Troy baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 211,222 babies born with the name Troy in the United States. That's more than enough Troys to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Troy" was in 1970 with a total of 8,446 babies. (That's a lot of baby Troys)

According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Troy" ranks #77 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 124 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1966. Across the entire United States a total of 6,969 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 Troy popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Troy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Troy as well as things modernly associated with the name Troy such as celebrities named Troy.

Origin and Meaning of Troy

The name "Troy" is of Greek origin, and it means "Water or Footsoldier". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Troy
Troy weight.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
  2. A system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains

Troy Garity

Troy Garity is an actor. Troy was born in 1973 as Troy O'Donovan Hayden in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Troy Vincent

Troy Vincent is a NFL player. Troy was born in 1971 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Troy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu is a NFL player. Troy was born in 1981 in Garden Grove, California.

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Troy Donahue

Troy Donahue is an actor and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to 2000. Troy was born in 1937 as Merle Johnson, Jr. in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Troy Bayliss

Troy Bayliss is a motorcycle rider. Troy was born in 1969 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia.

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Troy Brown

Troy Brown is a NFL player. Troy was born in 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Troy

Troy Aikman
Troy Ave
Troy Bilt
Troy Industries
Troy Lee Designs
Troy Tulowitzki
Troy Baker
Troy Merritt
Troy University

Alternative Meanings

T is for talent, hidden or not.

R is for realist, the way you are.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yort". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ytor". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Troy born Jul 29, 1974

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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 Japan approximately on 1775. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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