First name origins & meanings:

  1. Old French: The king
  2. Old French: Regal one

First name variations: Leroi, Lee, Royal, Royale, Royall, Roi, Roye, Leroy

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish: nickname for a person with red hair, from Gaelic ruadh ‘red’.
  2. English (of Norman origin): variant of Ray 1, cognate of 3.
  3. French: from Old French rey, roy ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), a nickname for someone who lived in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities.
  4. Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: variant of Rai.

This name appears in the following lists: Colors, Country Stars, Cowboys and Cowgirls

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