Troy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Troy

Troy

Pronunciation: TROY (key)

Origin of the name Troy:

Transferred use of the surname originating from the place-name Troyes in Aube, Normandy. Alternatively, the name may be bestowed in reference to the name of the ancient Phrygian city in northwestern Asia Minor, which was the scene of the Trojan War.

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Comments and insights on the name Troy: | Edit

Troy peaked in the 60's as a Frontier/Midwest Reserve name, but it seems to be gaining popularity in the Neotraditional and Creative Edge regions now.

Personal experiences with the name Troy: | Edit

My son born in 2011 is named Troy. My husband and I love it b/c it's uncommon but not made-up. He's such a happy kid!

Nicknames for Troy: | Edit

We called him Troysie when he was a toddler but now it's turned into Troyzio. Mainly because Dad's goes by his middle name which is Troy and we had to differentiate or people would call him "little Troy"

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Famous real-life people named Troy: | Edit

Troy Donahue, American actor and teen idol of the 1950s and early 1960s.
Troy Tulowitzki, Major League Baseball shortstop for the Colorado Rockies.
Troy Smith, American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
Troy Aikman, sportscaster and former American Football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
Troy Polamalu, American football strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Troy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Troy Barnes, a character in NBC's "Community"
Troy is the male lead in Disney's High School Musical series; he is captain of the basketball team, an excellent student, and now... star of the high school musical!

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