Roy is the Anglicized form of Ruadh, which was first used in Irish and Gaelic as a nickname for people with red hair. According to this derivation of the name, Roy is generally understood to mean "red." Roy is also associated with the French word “roi,” which can be translated to "king."
Similar Names: Rey, Roye
Famous Roy Names: Roy Williams (basketball coach), Roy Orbison (musician)
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