"the king"

Leroy Origin and Meaning

The name Leroy is a boy's name of French origin meaning "the king".
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.
# 930 in the US

Leroy Rank in US Top 1000

Leroy Popularity

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Famous People Named Leroy

  • Leroy AndersonAmerican composer
  • Leroy CarrAmerican blues singer and pianist
  • (Leroy) Gordon CooperJr., American astronaut
  • Leroy HillAmerican football player
  • Leroy HarrisAmerican football player
  • Leroy KellyAmerican football player
  • Leroy CookAmerican football player
  • LeRoy ButlerAmerican football player
  • Leroy PowellAmerican country musician
  • Leroy HoodAmerican biologist
  • Leroy Randle "Roy" GrummanAmerican engineer and test pilot
  • Leroy Johan FerDutch footballer
  • Leroy Charles GriffithAmerican nightclub mogul
  • LeRoy BellAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Leroy ChiaoAmerican astronaut
  • Leroy WatsonAmerican archer
  • Leroy SanéAmerican soccer player
  • Samuel Leroy JacksonAmerican actor

Leroy in Pop Culture

  • Leroy Jethro Gibbscharacter on TV's "NCIS"
  • Leroytwin of Stitch in Disney's Lilo & Stitch series
  • Leroy Jenkinscharacter on TV's South Park
  • "BadBad Leroy Brown," song by Jim Croce
  • Leroy Lockhorncharacter in the comic strip "The Lockhorns"

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