The baby name Leroy is a fun and vintage name option for your son. It has a deep history, making it perfect to honor the royal men in your life. What was once a nickname in France, spelled “le roi,” was, for many years, a top 100 name option in America.
Meaning of the Name Leroy
Leroy is a variation of a French nickname. Originally that nickname was “le roi.” The actual name became popular throughout Europe, however, in the 1800s due to the commonality of the nickname. Leroy comes from the nickname “le roi.” In French, the word “le” translates to “the,” and the word “roi” translates to “king.”
Nicknames for Leroy
Leroy feels fun and outgoing. It is a vintage name with simplicity.
- Le Roi
Leroy Name Details
Gender: Leroy is traditionally considered to be a boys name.
Alternative Spellings for Leroy
Leroy Name Popularity
Leroy was a top 100 baby name in America until 1948 and remained a top 200 option until 1968. The baby name was lowest at rank 50 in 1910. Leroy is still a top 1,000 name, though it has gone down significantly in popularity at a current ranking of 930.
Related Names for Leroy
Great Middle Names for Leroy and Their Meanings
- Corbin (raven)
- Antoine (praiseworthy, priceless)
- Dylan (son of the sea)
- Tyson (high-spirited)
- Cornelius (strong-willed, wise)
- Piper (pipe player)
- Darryl (darling)
- Anders (brave, manly)
Famous People Named Leroy
- Leroy Anderson (composer)
- Leroy Carr (blues singer)
- Leroy Cooper (astronaut)
- Leroy Hill (NFL player)
- Leroy Harris (NFL player)
- Leroy Kelly (NFL player)
- Leroy Powell (country musician)
- Leroy Hood (biologist)
Leroy in Popular Culture
- Leroy Gibbs (character from “NCIS”)
- Leroy (character from “Lilo & Stitch”)
- Leroy Jenkins (character from “South Park”)
- Leroy Lockhorn (character from “The Lockhorns” comicstrip)
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