Name: Roy

Origin and Meaning of the Name Roy

  • Meaning:
    Red
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Red
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (roy)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Roy)
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Miscellaneous Info for Roy

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Originally a Scottish name, representing an Anglicized spelling of the Gaelic nickname "Ruadh" (red). It has since spread to other parts of the English-speaking world, where it is often reanalysed as Old French "roy" (king).

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