"the king"

Leroy Origin and Meaning

The name Leroy is boy's name of French origin meaning "the king".
Leroy's heyday was in the early twentieth century, when it was in the US Top 100 until 1949. As a result, it's now more frequently seen as a father or grandfather name rather than a viable newborn option. Though it has dropped off the popularity charts several times in recent years, it hasn't fallen into complete obscurity yet.
# 855 in the US

Leroy Rank in US Top 1000

Leroy Popularity

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Famous People Named Leroy

  • Leroy AndersonAmerican composer
  • Leroy CarrAmerican blues singer and pianist
  • (Leroy) Gordon CooperJr., American astronaut
  • Leroy HillAmerican football player
  • Leroy HarrisAmerican football player
  • Leroy KellyAmerican football player
  • Leroy CookAmerican football player
  • LeRoy ButlerAmerican football player
  • Leroy PowellAmerican country musician
  • Leroy HoodAmerican biologist
  • Leroy Randle "Roy" GrummanAmerican engineer and test pilot
  • Leroy Johan FerDutch footballer
  • Leroy Charles GriffithAmerican nightclub mogul
  • LeRoy BellAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Leroy ChiaoAmerican astronaut
  • Leroy WatsonAmerican archer
  • Leroy SanéAmerican soccer player
  • Samuel Leroy JacksonAmerican actor

Leroy in Pop Culture

  • Leroy Jethro Gibbscharacter on TV's "NCIS"
  • Leroytwin of Stitch in Disney's Lilo & Stitch series
  • Leroy Jenkinscharacter on TV's South Park
  • "BadBad Leroy Brown," song by Jim Croce
  • Leroy Lockhorncharacter in the comic strip "The Lockhorns"