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Gender: Male Meaning of Lloyd: "gray" Origin of Lloyd: Welsh

The name Lloyd is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "gray". Lloyd and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

This Welsh surname was taken up as a first in the English-speaking world in the early twentieth century, originally as a nickname for someone gray-haired. The original Welsh name was Llwyd, and pronounced LHOO-eed. Beau Bridges was christened Lloyd after his actor father.

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Famous People Named Lloyd

Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr., American actor
Lloyd Vernet "Beau" Bridges III, American actor
Lloyd Banks (born Christopher Charles Lloyd), American rapper of group G-Unit
Lloyd (Polite, Jr.), American R&B singer
Lloyd Millard Bentsen, Jr., U.S. Senator from Texas ("You, senator, are no Jack Kennedy")
Lloyd Chudley Alexander, American children's novelist
Lloyd Francis Bacon, American actor and director
Lloyd Robertson, Canadian TV journalist
Lloyd Craig Blankfein, American investment banker
David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, British prime minister
Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer
Horatio Lloyd Gates, general in the American Revolution
Christopher Lloyd, American actor and writer
Lloyd Griffith, British comedian
Cher Lloyd, British singer
Lloyd Leonard Ahlquist ( Epic Lloyd), Youtube personality
Christopher "Chris" Lloyd Smalling, English professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Lloyd

Lloyd Lowery, character on TV's "Breakout Kings"
Lloyd Braun, character on TV's "Seinfeld"
Lloyd, a main character from the video game MOTHER
Lloyd Dobler, main character in movie "Say Anything"
Lloyd P. Nebulon, main character in animated series "Lloyd in Space"
Lloyd Garmadon, green ninja from animated series "Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu"
Lloyd Irving, main character from the video game Tales of Symphonia
Lloyd Christmas, main character from movie "Dumb and Dumber"
Lloyd's of London, British insurance firm
Detective Constable Lloyd Elis, character on Welsh miniseries "Hinterland"

Loydie, Floyd, Loyd, Loy


lovelovelove Says:


Imagine that you name your child Lloyd and they decide to take Spanish class once they get to high school.
It's the first day of class and the teacher is taking attendance in her thick Spanish accent. She pronounces your child's name like "Yoyd". How horrible.

bethlena Says:


There's definitely something that I like about the name Lloyd. Perhaps it's the two Ls at the beginning of the name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Love this name. It's never been super popular but it's a strong name, that I like to see. 😃