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Leroy Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Leroy is of French and English origin.

The meaning of Leroy is "the king".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1064 in baby name popularity for boys with 183 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Leroy Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Leroy has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Leroy to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Leroy include Elroy, Leeroy, Leroi.

Other Tidbits

Leroy falls into the name categories classic, royal title, song.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Leroy Brown, Leroy Paige.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Leroy in American Sign Language?

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Just for fun, see the name Leroy in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Leroy in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.