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

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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stepx Says:


i like it. Pretty Boy Floyd, it a bit of an edge./

bstevens09 Says:


Great name. I will use this as a middle name to honor my late grandfather. I would like to see it come back in popularity.

headintheclouds Says:


A so-out-it's-in hipster name, along with others like Muriel and Elmer, except in my mind, it has a cool rock-ish edge to it that other names in this category don't. I think it's because I associate the name with Pink Floyd!

melhedges Says:


Love this name! This is what we're naming out boy. So old school.