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Lloyd might seem like an old-fashioned name, but it remained one of the most popular names in the US even into the 21st century. Though it isn't quite as common now, it is still a name that most would recognize. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Lloyd:

Welsh: Grey

Origin of the name Lloyd:

Lloyd is a name of Welsh origin that is generally translated as “grey”.

Symbolism of the name Lloyd:

Lloyd is a name that is often chosen by families with the hope that a child will grow to be respected and obeyed.

Style of the name Lloyd:

Traditional

Gender of the name Lloyd:

Lloyd is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Lloyd:

LOYD

Number of syllables in the name Lloyd:

1

Emotion evoked from the name Lloyd:

Lloyd tends to evoke emotions relating to nostalgia in many, but is also a name that tends to evoke a certain degree of deference and respect.

Alternative spellings for the name Lloyd:

Nicknames for the name Lloyd:

  • Loy

Popularity of the name Lloyd:

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Lloyd last ranked as one of the most popular baby names in the United States in 2002, when it was the 994th most popular name. It reached its peak of popularity in 1918, when it was the 51st most popular name.

Related names for the name Lloyd:

Great middle names for Lloyd and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Lloyd:

  • Lloyd Alexander (American author)
  • Lloyd Anoa'i (American professional wrestler “LA Smooth”)
  • Lloyd Bridges (American actor)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright (American architect)

Lloyds in popular culture:

  • Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey's character in Dumb and Dumber)
  • Lloyd Waterman (character, The Cleveland Show)
  • Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack's character in Say Anything)