The name Leroy is a boy's name of French origin meaning "the king". Leroy is ranked #930 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".
From the experts:
Leroy's heyday was in the early twentieth century, when it was in the US Top 100 until 1949. As a result, it's now more frequently seen as a father or grandfather name rather than a viable newborn option. Though it has dropped off the popularity charts several times in recent years, it hasn't fallen into complete obscurity yet.