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Up until the 1960s, Hoyt was a pretty popular name in the United States and a mainstay on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for boys. While it's considered more of a “grandpa name” these days, it's got the potential to become a favorite again. It has a rustic feel that's in right now, and it pairs well with a variety of multi-syllable middle names.

Meaning of the name Hoyt:

English: Person who lives on a hill

Origin of the name Hoyt:

Hoyt was an English surname during the Middle Ages that was used for people who lived on a hill or up high in the topography. It eventually became a given name.

Symbolism of the name Hoyt:

Because Hoyt once referred to people who lived up on high or on hills, many new parents may find this symbolic. They may see it as a name that means their child will be held in high regard or respected by others.

Baby name Hoyt


Style of the name Hoyt:


Gender of the name Hoyt:

Hoyt is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Hoyt:


Number of syllables in the name Hoyt:


Emotion evoked from the name Hoyt:

The baby name Hoyt evokes images of someone who is laid-back and enjoys a simpler life.

Alternative spellings for the name Hoyt:

  • Hoit

Nicknames for the name Hoyt:


Popularity of the name Hoyt:

According to the Social Security Administration, Hoyt was a top 1,000 baby name for boys up until 1967. It last ranked at number 950.

Related names for the name Hoyt:

Great middle names for Hoyt and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Hoyt:

  • Hoyt Axton (country music singer)
  • Hoyt Curtin (composer)
  • Hoyt Ming (musician)
  • Hoyt Taylor (politician)
  • Hoyt Wilhelm (baseball player)

Hoyts in popular culture:

  • Hoyt Fortenberry (character from the TV show “True Blood”)
  • Hoyt Thorpe (character in the book “I am Charlotte Simmons”)
  • Hoyt Volker (character in the video game “Far Cry 3”)
  • Sheriff Hoyt (character in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” films)
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