Roy

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Male Male Name

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish

Origin and Meaning

1) Anglicised form of Ruadh [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Later it has often been associated with the French word roi (Old French roy) = 'king' [1] [2] [5] [3] [6]

3) Pet form of Ronald (see Ragnvaldr) [7]

4) Anglicised form of a Gaelic name meaning 'black' [8] [6]

Related Names

Roj
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Finish Norwegian Swedish
Roy
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Roya
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Danish Faroese Finish Norwegian Swedish

See also Leroy, Royer, Roymond

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Roy
Genitive: Roys
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Roy
Genitive: Royn
Partitive: Royta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Roy
Genitive: Roys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Roy
Genitive: Roys

Name Days

Norway Norway

3 November

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

7 September

Sweden Sweden

7 September

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Roy Jacobsen (born 26 December 1954), Norwegian novelist and short-story writer

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 7403 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[10]
0 13 2463 4679
Denmark Denmark[11]
1 n.a. 194 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 1227
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Roy(m) Sources: [10][11][9][12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Roy(m)

Sources: [10] [11] [9] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi