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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Roy

Plural
-

Roy

  1. A male given name.

Quotations

  • 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."

References

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

Norwegian

Etymology

From English Roy

Proper noun

Roy

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

Swedish

Etymology

From English Roy

Proper noun

Roy

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

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