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Gender: Male Meaning of Leroy: "the king" Origin of Leroy: French Leroy's Popularity in 2017: #930

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 "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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.

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Famous People Named Leroy

Leroy Anderson, American composer
Leroy Carr, American blues singer and pianist
(Leroy) Gordon Cooper, Jr., American astronaut
Leroy Hill, American football player
Leroy Harris, American football player
Leroy Kelly, American football player
Leroy Cook, American football player
LeRoy Butler, American football player
Leroy Powell, American country musician
Leroy Hood, American biologist
Leroy Randle "Roy" Grumman, American engineer and test pilot
Leroy Johan Fer, Dutch footballer
Leroy Charles Griffith, American nightclub mogul
LeRoy Bell, American singer-songwriter
Leroy Chiao, American astronaut
Leroy Watson, American archer
Leroy Sané, American soccer player
Samuel Leroy Jackson, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Leroy

Leroy Jethro Gibbs, character on TV's "NCIS"
Leroy, twin of Stitch in Disney's Lilo & Stitch series
Leroy Jenkins, character on TV's South Park
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," song by Jim Croce

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