Roy

Roy - A very unique male name



  Dec 12,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Roy, meaning red-haired, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #29. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Roy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Roy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Roy. The baby boy name Roy was given to 418 baby boys in 2012, ranking #559 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,926 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Roy peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 29.



Famous with this name

Roy Scheider
Roy Kinnear
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Roy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Roy is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #245 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #1,061.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Roy is where you live.


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Roy origin and meaning

Roy is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means red-haired. To see famous people named Roy, pop culture references for the name Roy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Roy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Roy, sorted by popularity.

Ray / Rory / Rey / Rio / Ryu / Ryo / Rui / Rhea / Rei / Royer /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012559
2011559
2010553
2009562
2008496
2007497
2006457
2005476
2004464
2003441
2002438
2001432
2000399
1999391
1998386
1997343
1996342
1995337
1994307
1993303
1992288
1991246
1990237
1989218
1988220
1987203
1986197
1985185
1984182
1983177
1982167
1981157
1980153
1979150
1978146
1977140
1976139
1975122
1974122
1973117
1972113
1971110
1970108
1969105
196894
196795
196693
196595
196490
196389
196290
196183
196080
195981
195875
195766
195662
195558
195456
195355
195255
195152
195051
194951
194849
194748
194643
194540
194438
194338
194242
194139
194042
193942
193841
193740
193641
193540
193435
193339
193238
193135
193033
192935
192834
192734
192634
192532
192431
192332
192231
192132
192032
191932
191832
191733
191633
191532
191432
191332
191231
191131
191029

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia245
Oklahoma374
Texas378
Kentucky395
New York406
Idaho411
Louisiana419
Arizona448
California465
Kansas465
Tennessee544
Alabama602
Missouri603
South Carolina604
Indiana611
Washington620
Colorado631
Illinois640
Florida645
North Carolina663
Virginia672
Ohio702
Massachusetts743
Michigan755
Minnesota790
Pennsylvania832
Georgia1039
New Jersey1061

Even more about Roy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Roy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Roy?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Roy
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,926
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +418

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