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Troy

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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

Fun Facts about the name Troy

  • How many people with the first name Troy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 211,222 babies born with the first name Troy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Troy 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 Troy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Troy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Troy is Tuesday, January 2nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Troy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Troy was in 1970 with a total of 8,446 babies. That's a lot of babies named Troy!
  • Random Troy Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Troy ranks 61st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 146 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Troy: Your name in reverse order is Yort. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yort. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Troy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,109 people with the last name Troy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Troy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Troy as their last name.

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Popularity of Troy as a first name

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Popularity of Troy as a last name

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Common last names for Troy

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  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Lewis
  • Hill
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Troy U.S.
  White 78.11% 64.26%
  African American 15.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Troy

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

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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.

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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

From Ancient Greek Τροία (Troía).

  1. (historical) An ancient city in what is now northwestern Turkey.
  2. A city in Alabama.
  3. A city in Michigan.
  4. A city in New York.

From Old French Troyes.

  1. A surname​ derived from the city Troyes in France.
  2. A male given name, originally transferred from the surname, but today associated with the classical city.

    Notable Persons With the Name Troy

    Troy Baker

    Troy Baker is an actor, singing, voice acting, musician, singer, and voice actor. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Troy was given the name Troy Edward Baker on April 1st, 1976 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

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    Troy Deeney

    Troy Deeney is a soccer player for the Watford F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Chelmsley Town F.C., Walsall F.C., and Halesowen Town F.C. Troy was born on June 29th, 1988 in Birmingham, England.

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    Troy Aikman

    Troy Aikman is a football player. Troy was born on November 21st, 1966 in West Covina, California.

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    Troy Garity

    Troy Garity is an actor. Troy was given the name Troy O'Donovan Hayden by his parents Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda on July 7th, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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    Troy Polamalu

    Troy Polamalu is a football player. Troy was born on April 19th, 1981 in Garden Grove, California.

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    Troy Ave

    Troy Ave is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2004. Troy was given the name Roland Collins on November 23rd, 1985.

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    • Troy Donahue
      (actor)
    • Troy Carter
      (talent manager)
    • Troy Sanders
      (musician)
    • Troy Gentile
      (actor)
    • Troy Brouwer
      (hockey player)
    • Pharoahe Monch
      (musician)
    • Troy Smith
      (football player)
    • Trombone Shorty
      (trombonist)
    • Troy Tulowitzki
      (baseball player)
    • Troy Davis
      (notable somebody)
    • Troy Donockley
      (musician)
    • Troy Duffy
      (important person)
    • Troy Vincent
      (football player)
    • Troy Evans
      (actor)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Troy

    Donna Troy

    Donna Troy is a comics character.

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    Pastor Troy

    Pastor Troy is a hip hop music, crunk, and hardcore hip hop rapping and record producer. His ongoing career started in 1998. Pastor was given the name Micah LeVar Troy on November 18th, 1977.

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    Louise Troy

    Louise Troy was an actress. She was most active from 1954 to 1992. Louise was born on November 9th, 1933 in New York City, New York, U.S. She passed away on May 5th, 1994.

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    Doris Troy

    Doris Troy was a rhythm and blues singing and songwriter. She plays Human voice. She was most prominent from 1950 to 1981. Doris was given the name Doris Elaine Higginsen on January 6th, 1937. Doris is also known as Doris Payne. She left this life on February 16th, 2004.

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    Dr. Christian Troy

    Dr. Christian Troy is a fictional character.

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    Lil' Troy

    Lil' Troy is a hip hop music rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to 2007. Lil' was given the name Troy Lane Birklett on February 24th, 1966.

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    What does the name Troy mean?

    Tis for tender, loving nature.

    Ris for refreshing, the sparkling you.

    Ois for openness, it's refreshing!

    Yis for young, the years never show!

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