Floyd Origin and Meaning

The name Floyd is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "gray-haired".

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's beginning to 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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Floyd Rank in US Top 1000

# 1034 on Nameberry

Floyd Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Floyd Popularity

Famous People Named Floyd

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair)American boxer
  • Floyd Bjørnstjerne OlsonAmerican politician; 22nd governor of Minnesota
  • Floyd AbramsAmerican Constitutional law attorney
  • Floyd CramerAmerican pianist
  • Floyd PattersonAmerican boxer
  • Floyd LandisAmerican cyclist
  • Floyd Lamonte ReiferBarbadian cricketer
  • Floyd TillmanAmerican country music singer
  • Floyd "Red Crow" WestermanAmerican Sioux musician and actor
  • (Charles) Floyd MutruxAmerican stage & film director, writer, producer, and screenwriter
  • George FloydAfrican American man murdered by police, spurring global protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement

Floyd in Pop Culture

  • Floyd DeBarbercharacter on TV's "30 Rock"
  • Floyd Lawton aka Deadshotfrom TV's "Arrow" and "The Flash", and from the movie "Suicide Squad"
  • Floyd Lawsonbarber on "The Andy Griffith Show"
  • Deputy Floydcharacter from TV series "American Gothic"
  • Floyd Pepperbass player for the Electric Mayhem band on The Muppet Show
  • Floyd Malloycharacter in 1985 animated show "M.A.S.K."
  • Pink FloydBritish rock band
  • Floydguitar belonging to singer Billie Joe Amstrong of Green Day
  • Floyd's 99 Barbershop chain
  • "Floyd the Barber"song by american grunge band Nirvana
  • FloydSam and Molly's cat in movie "Ghost"
  • Floydmouse that is friends with Garfield the cat, in the Cartoon show "Garfield and Friends"
  • Floydboyfriend of antagonist in movie "Beethoven's 2nd"