Troy

Troy - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Troy, meaning descendant of foot soldier, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #218. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Troy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Troy? 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 Troy. The baby boy name Troy was given to 1,361 baby boys in 2012, ranking #259 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,206 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Troy peaked in popularity 52 years ago in 1967 on position 40.



Famous with this name

Troy Baker
Troy Schmidt
Troy Gentile


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Troy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Troy is currently topping the baby name charts in Rhode Island at position #117 - and is the least popular in Iowa at position #487.

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 Troy is where you live.


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Troy origin and meaning

Troy is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means descendant of foot soldier. To see famous people named Troy, pop culture references for the name Troy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Troy

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

Terry / Theodore / Trey / Tyree / Tory / Tre / Torrey / Teodoro / Trae / Thor /

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
2012259
2011243
2010248
2009238
2008230
2007231
2006227
2005225
2004227
2003255
2002249
2001247
2000223
1999204
1998184
1997170
1996154
1995141
1994122
1993131
1992144
1991137
1990128
1989124
1988124
1987122
1986122
1985123
1984113
1983112
1982115
1981114
1980106
197999
197888
197788
197673
197569
197463
197359
197249
197146
197041
196942
196840
196740
196648
196553
196457
196366
196267
1961100
1960161
1959257
1958275
1957273
1956277
1955279
1954268
1953265
1952264
1951268
1950257
1949258
1948255
1947259
1946243
1945219
1944219
1943230
1942234
1941225
1940217
1939211
1938221
1937216
1936213
1935213
1934220
1933220
1932220
1931237
1930232
1929241
1928229
1927233
1926243
1925249
1924240
1923246
1922250
1921244
1920239
1919234
1918247
1917253
1916236
1915232
1914235
1913247
1912227
1911236
1910218

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Rhode Island117
Hawaii120
West Virginia152
Maryland170
South Carolina170
Nevada171
New Mexico173
Louisiana175
Pennsylvania176
Ohio180
Florida189
Delaware196
New Hampshire218
Virginia218
Michigan227
Massachusetts232
North Carolina234
Mississippi235
New Jersey236
California238
District of Columbia241
Montana247
Alabama251
Connecticut260
Oklahoma268
New York270
Idaho274
Washington286
Colorado288
Wisconsin290
Georgia292
Kansas298
Arizona320
Tennessee325
Indiana327
Texas331
Missouri335
Illinois348
Kentucky351
Utah381
Arkansas382
Oregon414
Minnesota423
Nebraska429
Iowa487

Even more about Troy


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 Troy 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 Troy?

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
1967
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Troy
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,206
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,361

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