Gender: Male Meaning of Troy: "descendant of foot soldier" Origin of Troy: Irish Troy's Popularity in 2019: #386

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.

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Rank in US: #386

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Pop Culture References for the name Troy

Troixes, Troixe, Troi, Troye, Troix, Troyton


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.