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Gender: M Meaning of Floyd: "gray-haired" Origin of Floyd: Welsh

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Floyd was a Top 100 name from the 1880s to the 1940s that somehow developed an almost comical hayseed persona along with a touch of retro jazz cool; it just might appeal to parents with a strong taste for the quirky.

In terms of namesakes and references, there is two-time heavyweight champ Floyd Patterson, well-known attorney Floyd Abrams, Mayberry barber Floyd Lawson, Muppet Floyd Pepper, and the iconic British rock band, Pink Floyd.

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Famous People Named Floyd

Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman (1936-2007), Sioux musician & actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Floyd

Pink Floyd, British rock band
Floyd, the name of Billie Joe Amstrong's guitar (Green Day)
Deputy Floyd, character from TV series "American Gothic"
Floyd Pepper, bass player for the Electric Mayhem band on The Muppet Show