Troy

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213k
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since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Troy

"Troy" is a name 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
Wiktionary

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 Named Troy

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

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

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    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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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Troy

    Donna Troy is a comics character.

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    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 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 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 is a fictional character.

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    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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    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 527 15 512
    1924 573 14 559
    1925 535 18 517
    1926 539 18 521
    1927 569 10 559
    1928 578 16 562
    1929 526 20 506
    1930 553 20 533
    1931 497 12 485
    1932 557 17 540
    1933 538 20 518
    1934 547 7 540
    1935 558 10 548
    1936 542 8 534
    1937 556 15 541
    1938 555 10 545
    1939 607 20 587
    1940 589 12 577
    1941 576 7 569
    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 636 16 620
    1950 654 17 637
    1951 643 18 625
    1952 678 7 671
    1953 706 20 686
    1954 719 22 697
    1955 692 23 669
    1956 736 28 708
    1957 808 35 773
    1958 806 42 764
    1959 1,011 50 961
    1960 2,137 77 2,060
    1961 4,379 119 4,260 #100 boy name
    1962 6,142 99 6,043 #67 boy name
    1963 6,075 102 5,973 #64 boy name
    1964 6,382 77 6,305 #57 boy name
    1965 5,917 58 5,859 #53 boy name
    1966 6,969 66 6,903 #48 boy name
    1967 8,013 76 7,937 #40 boy name
    1968 8,054 73 7,981 #40 boy name
    1969 8,170 74 8,096 #42 boy name
    1970 8,545 97 8,448 #41 boy name
    1971 7,402 63 7,339 #46 boy name
    1972 6,404 54 6,350 #49 boy name
    1973 5,108 44 5,064 #59 boy name
    1974 4,602 35 4,567 #63 boy name
    1975 3,987 39 3,948 #69 boy name
    1976 3,752 37 3,715 #73 boy name
    1977 3,340 31 3,309 #88 boy name
    1978 3,183 26 3,157 #88 boy name
    1979 2,984 21 2,963 #99 boy name
    1980 2,879 47 2,832
    1981 2,534 18 2,516
    1982 2,558 24 2,534
    1983 2,419 13 2,406
    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 2,367 24 2,343
    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 2,496 25 2,471
    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 1,524 11 1,513
    2001 1,363 8 1,355
    2002 1,310 9 1,301
    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 1,492 5 1,487
    2010 1,390 8 1,382
    2011 1,462 5 1,457
    2012 1,395 7 1,388
    2013 1,283 0 1,283
    2014 1,329 7 1,322
    2015 1,206 8 1,198
    2016 1,108 5 1,103
    2017 955 6 949

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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

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

    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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    Fun Facts about the name Troy

    • What name lists does Troy rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Troy? Troy is the 349th most popular name of all time. As a last name Troy was the 4,383rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Troy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 213,296 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 8,448 babies. That's a lot of babies named Troy!
    • Random Troy Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Troy ranks 53rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 31 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1977.
    • 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 Yrto. 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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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.