Roy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglicized spelling of a Scottish nickname from Scottish Gaelic ruadh (red). By folk etymology associated with Middle French roy (king). [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Roy

  1. A male given name.
    • 2003 Minette Walters: Disordered Minds. Macmillan. ISBN 1741142121 page 173:
      - - - The real pity is that the only name William Burton remembers is Roy...it was a popular name in the fifties and sixties so there were probably quite a few of them."
      "Not that popular," said George. "Surely it's Roy Trent?"
      "Roy Rogers...Roy Orbison... Roy of the Rovers...Roy Castle..."
      "At least one of those was a comic-book character," said Andrew.
      "So? Bill Clinton and David Beckham named their children after places. All I'm saying is we can't assume Roy Trent from Roy."
  2. A city in Utah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Roy

Proper noun[edit]

Roy

  1. (Canada) A male given name borrowed from English in the 19th century. This is the third most popular surname in Quebec, due to the large numbers of Irish immigrants to French Canada during the Great Famine.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Roy

Proper noun[edit]

Roy

  1. A male given name borrowed from English in the 19th century.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Roy

Proper noun[edit]

Roy

  1. A male given name borrowed from English in the 19th century.