Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Red-Haired
Main Origin Language: Scottish
(Or View Roy Girl)

In 2017 the name Roy...

• was given to 522 baby boys
• was the 537th most popular name for baby boys
• was 2% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Alaska, Connecticut, and California
• was about as popular as Aarav and Duke
Babies Named Roy Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Roy...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1950
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2011
• is 91% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 41% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Leonard, Earl, Floyd, Juanita, Norma, Charlene
• has the most opposite popularity history to Rafael, Britton, Ian, Noemi, Annalisa, Shoshana
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Roy Per State
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Geographically the name Roy...

• 30% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Donald, Conrad, Robin, Helen, Diana, Dorothy
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Myles, Maxwell, Grant, Reese, Kennedy, Eliza
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Roy by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Roy are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Roy will be the only kid named Roy in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Roy compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Roy rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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