"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 for boys 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.