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Gender: Male Meaning of Troy: "descendant of foot soldier" Origin of Troy: Irish Troy's Popularity in 2017: #351

The name Troy is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of foot soldier". Troy is ranked #351 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Athletic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Troy shot to popularity as a first name in tandem with that of 1960s heartthrob Troy (born Merle) Donahue; its image has now, thanks in part to the Brad Pitt-starring epic, Troy, receded back to conjuring up the ancient site of the Trojan wars.

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Famous People Named Troy

Troy Donahue (born Merle Johnson Jr.) American actor
Troy Aumua Polamalu, American football player and actor
Troy Kenneth Aikman, American football player
Troy Edward Baker, American actor
Troy Nolan, American football player
Troy Garity (born Troy O’Donovan Garity Hayden), American actor, son of actress Jane Fonda and politician Tom Hayden
Troy Lee Coleman III aka Cowboy Troy, American musician
Troy Brouwer, Canadian hockey player
Troy Van Leeuwen, American guitarist of band Queens of the Stone Age
(William) Troy McLawhorn, American guitarist of band Evanescence and others

Pop Culture References for the name Troy

Troy Bolton, character in the "High School Musical" films
Troy Barnes, character on TV's "Community"
Troy Barlow, character in movie "Three Kings"
Troy McClure, recurring character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Troy Tatterton, character in the Casteel series
Christian Troy, main character from TV show "Nip/Tuck"
Troy Fairbanks, character from the Netflix series "Dear White People"
Troy Otto, character from "Fear The Walking Dead"

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bordercollie Says:


Makes me think of Sergeant Troy in Far from the Madding Crowd, which isn't exactly the best association.

ThistleThorn Says:


Troy Bolton + Gabriella Montez = true love

hamwan Says:


Trojan War. No.