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Origin & Meaning

The name Roy is of Irish , English and Scottish origin.

The meaning of Roy is "red".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 532 in baby name popularity for boys with 517 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


What will your new little Roy be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

The names Rohit, Roja, Roux, Rowa are all forms of Roy.

Other Tidbits

Roy falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Roy Rogers, Roy Jones, Roy Williams, Roy Emerson.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Roy.

Just for fun, see the name Roy 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 Roy in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.