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Troy Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Troy is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Troy is "foot soldier".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "from troyes".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 274 in baby name popularity for boys with 1318 occurrences.  It ranked 14345 in popular baby names for girls with 7 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

Variants of the name Troy include Troi.

The name Priam is a form of Troy.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Troy Donohue, Troy Aikman.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Troy.

Just for fun, see the name Troy 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 Troy 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.