"shy, taciturn"

Coy Origin and Meaning

The name Coy is both a boy's name and a girl's name meaning "shy, taciturn".
Though rarely heard now, Coy has been around for a century and was not an uncommon name a hundred years ago. There have been a couple of NFL players named Coy, Coy Bowles is in the Zac Brown band, and of course there was Coy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard. Due to the flirty connotations of the word "coy", McCoy is a more popular and recommended choice today.

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Famous People Named Coy

  • (Tyson) Coy StewartAmerican actor
  • Coy Luther "Luke" PerryAmerican actor
  • Coy Randall GibbsAmerican NASCAR driver and football coach
  • Lander McCoy "Coy" BaconAmerican NFL football player
  • Coy BowlesAmerican musician of The Zac Brown Band
  • Coy WireAmerican NFL football player
  • James Caughey "Coy" Watson Jr.American actor

Coy in Pop Culture

  • Coy Dukecharacter on TV's "Dukes of Hazzard"
  • Koia fish
  • coy,slyly reserved