"descendant of foot soldier"

Troy Origin and Meaning

The name Troy is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "descendant of foot soldier".
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.
# 386 in the US

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Famous People Named Troy

  • Troy Donahue (born Merle Johnson Jr.) American actor
  • Troy Aumua PolamaluAmerican football player and actor
  • Troy Kenneth AikmanAmerican football player
  • Troy Edward BakerAmerican actor
  • Troy NolanAmerican 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 TroyAmerican musician
  • Troy BrouwerCanadian hockey player
  • Troy Van LeeuwenAmerican guitarist of band Queens of the Stone Age
  • (William) Troy McLawhornAmerican guitarist of band Evanescence and others

Troy in Pop Culture

  • Troy Boltoncharacter in the "High School Musical" films
  • Troy Barnescharacter on TV's "Community"
  • Troy Barlowcharacter in movie "Three Kings"
  • Troy McClurerecurring character on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Troy Tattertoncharacter in the Casteel series
  • Christian Troymain character from TV show "Nip/Tuck"
  • Troy Fairbankscharacter from the Netflix series "Dear White People"
  • Troy Ottocharacter from "Fear The Walking Dead"
  • Troy Perkinscharacter from "The Goonies"