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:

French: the king

Origin 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.

Symbolism of the name Leroy:

Leroy comes from the nickname “le roi.” In French, the word “le” translates to “the,” and the word “roi” translates to “king.”

Style of the name Leroy:


Gender of the name Leroy:

Leroy is a vintage baby name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Leroy:


Number of syllables in the name Leroy:


Emotion evoked from the name Leroy:

Leroy feels fun and outgoing. It is a vintage name with simplicity.

Alternative spellings for the name Leroy:

  • Leroi
  • Leeroy
  • Leeroi
  • Leiroi
  • Leiroy

Nicknames for the name Leroy:

  • Lee 
  • Roy
  • Ro
  • Roro
  • Le Roi
  • Roi

Popularity of the name Leroy:

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 the name Leroy:

  • Herschel
  • Ellison
  • Leigh
  • Leslie
  • Curtis
  • Patrick
  • Jerome

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 with the name 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)

Leroys 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)