Troy name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Troy mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Troy

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 people from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Troy is of Irish origin and means "Foot soldier".
  2. A user from Minnesota, U.S. says the name Troy means "Foot soldier in Gaelic".
  3. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Troy means "Foot soldiers" and is of Irish origin.
  4. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Troy is of American origin and means "Water soldier".
  5. A submission from Philippines says the name Troy means "The name Troy means Water Or Footsoldier and is of Greek origin. Troy is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for boy" and is of Greek origin.
  6. A user from Canada says the name Troy means "The city of Troy from Greek mythology".
  7. A submission from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Troy means "Warrior".
  8. A user from California, U.S. says the name Troy is of English origin and means "strong".
  9. A submission from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Troy means "Great".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Troy
Troy weight.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
  2. A system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains

From Latin Troia, from Ancient Greek Τροία (Troía).

  1. (historical) An ancient city in what is now northwestern Turkey.
  2. A city, the county seat of Pike County, Alabama, United States.
  3. A small city, the county seat of Doniphan County, Kansas, United States.
  4. A city in Michigan.
  5. A city, the county seat of Lincoln County, Missouri, United States.
  6. A city, the county seat of Rensselaer County, New York, United States.
  7. A town, the county seat of Montgomery County, North Carolina, United States.

From Old French Troyes.

  1. A surname​ derived from the city Troyes in France.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname, but today associated with the classical city.

    Notable Persons Named Troy

    Notable Persons Named Troy

    Troy Baker

    Troy Baker is an actor, singing, voice acting, musician, singer, and voice actor. He was most prominent from 2004 to present. Troy was given the name Troy Edward Baker on April 1st, 1976 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

    Troy Deeney

    Troy Deeney is a soccer player for the Watford F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Chelmsley Town F.C., Walsall F.C., and Halesowen Town F.C. Troy was born on June 29th, 1988 in Birmingham, England.

    Troy Aikman

    Troy Aikman is a football player. Troy was born on November 21st, 1966 in West Covina, California.

    Troy Garity

    Troy Garity is an actor. Troy was given the name Troy O'Donovan Hayden by his parents Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda on July 7th, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    Troy Polamalu

    Troy Polamalu is a football player. Troy was born on April 19th, 1981 in Garden Grove, California.

    Troy Ave

    Troy Ave is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2004. Troy was given the name Roland Collins on November 23rd, 1985.

    • Troy Donahue
    • Troy Carter
      Talent Manager
    • Troy Sanders
    • Troy Gentile
    • Troy Brouwer
      Hockey Player
    • Pharoahe Monch
    • Troy Smith
      Football Player
    • Trombone Shorty
    • Troy Tulowitzki
      Baseball Player
    • Troy Davis
    • Troy Donockley
    • Troy Duffy
    • Troy Vincent
      Football Player
    • Troy Evans

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Troy

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Troy

    Donna Troy

    Donna Troy is a comics character.

    Pastor Troy

    Pastor Troy is a hip hop music, crunk, and hardcore hip hop rapping and record producer. His ongoing career started in 1998. Pastor was given the name Micah LeVar Troy on November 18th, 1977.

    Louise Troy

    Louise Troy was an actress. She was most active from 1954 to 1992. Louise was born on November 9th, 1933 in New York City, New York, U.S. She passed away on May 5th, 1994.

    Doris Troy

    Doris Troy was a rhythm and blues singing and songwriter. She plays Human voice. She was most prominent from 1950 to 1981. Doris was given the name Doris Elaine Higginsen on January 6th, 1937. Doris is also known as Doris Payne. She left this life on February 16th, 2004.

    Dr. Christian Troy

    Dr. Christian Troy is a fictional character.

    Lil' Troy

    Lil' Troy is a hip hop music rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to 2007. Lil' was given the name Troy Lane Birklett on February 24th, 1966.


    Common last names for Troy

    • Smith
    • Williams
    • Johnson
    • Jones
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Taylor
    • Miller
    • Moore
    • Wilson
    • Martin
    • Thompson
    • Thomas
    • White
    • Jackson
    • Hall
    • Lewis
    • Hill
    • Harris

    Common first names for Troy

    • John
    • Mary
    • James
    • William
    • Thomas
    • Joseph
    • Robert
    • Helen
    • Edward
    • Charles
    • Francis
    • Anna
    • Elizabeth
    • David

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Troy U.S.
      White 78.11% 64.26%
      African American 15.29% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.17% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.26% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Troy

    People with the last name Troy are most frequently White or African American

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Troy

  1. What name lists does Troy rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Troy? Troy is the 353rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Troy was the 4,383rd most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Troy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 215,035 babies born with the first name Troy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Troy to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Troy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  5. When was Troy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Troy is Tuesday, January 2nd, 1872.
  6. What year had the most people named Troy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Troy was in 1970 with a total of 8,447 babies. That's a lot of babies named Troy!
  7. Random Troy Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Troy ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 45 babies in Arkansas have the same name in 1938.
  8. Weird things about the name Troy: The name spelled backwards is Yort. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yrto. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Troy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,109 people with the last name Troy.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Troy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Troy as their last name.
  11. Troy name meaning

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