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Roy Name Popularity

How popular is the name Roy? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 29 1,245 0.3536%
1911 31 1,371 0.3682%
1912 31 2,579 0.5114%
1913 32 3,077 0.5427%
1914 32 3,840 0.551%
1915 32 5,047 0.5555%
1916 33 5,321 0.5508%
1917 33 5,576 0.5574%
1918 32 6,208 0.5784%
1919 32 5,966 0.5698%
1920 32 6,351 0.5712%
1921 32 6,538 0.571%
1922 31 6,457 0.5796%
1923 32 6,314 0.5637%
1924 31 6,553 0.5643%
1925 32 6,369 0.5635%
1926 34 6,227 0.5662%
1927 34 6,380 0.5764%
1928 34 6,226 0.5819%
1929 35 5,805 0.5604%
1930 33 5,912 0.566%
1931 35 5,475 0.5547%
1932 38 5,230 0.5294%
1933 39 4,895 0.5254%
1934 35 5,103 0.5279%
1935 40 4,933 0.5076%
1936 42 4,811 0.4994%
1937 40 4,889 0.4961%
1938 41 5,033 0.4916%
1939 42 5,151 0.5064%
1940 42 5,556 0.5227%
1941 39 5,947 0.5284%
1942 42 6,304 0.4992%
1943 38 6,935 0.5312%
1944 39 6,523 0.5263%
1945 40 6,180 0.5067%
1946 43 6,918 0.4688%
1947 48 7,559 0.4528%
1948 49 7,065 0.4426%
1949 51 6,619 0.4115%
1950 51 6,456 0.401%
1951 52 6,466 0.3814%
1952 55 6,529 0.374%
1953 55 6,651 0.3758%
1954 56 6,502 0.3557%
1955 58 6,326 0.3439%
1956 62 6,127 0.3244%
1957 66 6,057 0.3148%
1958 75 5,522 0.2922%
1959 81 5,175 0.2724%
1960 80 5,249 0.277%
1961 83 4,965 0.263%
1962 90 4,474 0.2437%
1963 89 4,423 0.2464%
1964 89 4,150 0.2358%
1965 95 3,781 0.2312%
1966 93 3,518 0.2253%
1967 95 3,262 0.215%
1968 94 3,173 0.2113%
1969 105 2,995 0.1944%
1970 108 3,029 0.1903%
1971 109 2,953 0.1965%
1972 113 2,467 0.1811%
1973 117 2,226 0.1717%
1974 122 2,176 0.1674%
1975 122 2,108 0.164%
1976 139 1,855 0.1439%
1977 140 1,901 0.141%
1978 146 1,782 0.1325%
1979 150 1,729 0.1226%
1980 153 1,755 0.12%
1981 157 1,704 0.1159%
1982 167 1,596 0.1068%
1983 178 1,426 0.0966%
1984 182 1,355 0.0911%
1985 185 1,351 0.089%
1986 197 1,254 0.0831%
1987 203 1,237 0.0811%
1988 220 1,132 0.0726%
1989 218 1,228 0.0761%
1990 235 1,195 0.0721%
1991 246 1,099 0.0674%
1992 288 960 0.0601%
1993 302 869 0.0557%
1994 307 835 0.0544%
1995 337 699 0.0464%
1996 343 685 0.0457%
1997 343 714 0.0483%
1998 386 608 0.0406%
1999 391 615 0.0411%
2000 399 600 0.0393%
2001 432 526 0.0349%
2002 438 532 0.0355%
2003 441 534 0.0351%
2004 464 510 0.0335%
2005 476 490 0.032%
2006 452 561 0.0358%
2007 496 495 0.0314%
2008 494 513 0.0332%
2009 557 430 0.0288%
2010 550 416 0.0289%
2011 555 411 0.0288%
2012 555 421 0.0295%
2013 540 449 0.0315%
2014 530 477 0.0327%
2015 534 488 0.0335%
2016 531 502 0.0348%
2017 526 491 0.0352%
2018 523 482 0.0351%
2019 556 446 0.0329%

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What names are variants of Roy?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rey

Kings

Spanish

Roi

Red

Irish

Royer

Red

Irish

Ruy

Famous power; red

Irish


What names sound like Roy?

If you like how Roy sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Roy.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ray

A diminutive form of Raymond.

English

Roe

Roe deer

English

Row

Roe deer

English


What names are similar to Roy?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Elroy

The king

French


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3 Comments

  1. Roy is like a mighty name he a prince of a king

  2. This was my grandpas name. He’ll grow up hearing the stories of the great man he was named after.

  3. He is named after his father and grandfather. So that makes him a third.


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