Roy

Roy - A very unique female name



  Mar 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Roy, meaning red, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1101. 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 girl name Roy was given to 5 baby girls in 1989, ranking #4457 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 322,710 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Roy peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1915 on position 1101.



Famous with this name

Roy Scheider
Roy Chiao
Roy Dupuis


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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 Virginia at position #773 - and is the least popular in Virginia at position #773.

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. 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.

Rae / Rhea / Riya / Rory / Ray / Ria / Raya / Rio / Rori / Roya /

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
19894457
19813580
19662550
19631807
19592010
19582386
19571896
19551547
19541866
19531843
19521802
19512123
19501827
19482094
19471855
19462012
19451838
19441840
19431199
19421538
19411334
19401527
19391549
19381516
19371719
19361715
19351776
19341284
19331744
19321576
19311113
19301217
19291426
19281377
19271241
19261185
19251143
19241381
19231121
19221185
19211467
19201353
19191343
19181678
19171865
19161834
19151101

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Virginia773

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 female 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
1915
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Roy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 322,710
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1915
1989 births +5

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