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

The name Floyd is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "gray-haired". Floyd and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "{boys} love/like/lose: alt. version".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Floyd

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (born Floyd Joy Sinclair), American boxer
Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson, American politician; 22nd governor of Minnesota
Floyd Cramer, American pianist
Floyd Patterson, American boxer
Floyd Landis, American cyclist
Floyd Lamonte Reifer, Barbadian cricketer
Floyd Tillman, American country music singer
Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, American Sioux musician and actor
(Charles) Floyd Mutrux, American stage & film director, writer, producer, and screenwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Floyd

Floyd DeBarber, character on TV's "30 Rock"
Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot, from TV's "Arrow" and "The Flash", and from the movie "Suicide Squad"
Floyd Lawson, barber on "The Andy Griffith Show"
Floyd, Billie Joe Amstrong of Green Day's guitar
Deputy Floyd, character from TV series "American Gothic"
Floyd Pepper, bass player for the Electric Mayhem band on The Muppet Show
Pink Floyd, British rock band
Floyd's 99 Barbershop chain
"Floyd the Barber", song by american grunge band Nirvana


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.