Leroy Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Leroy:
Modern coinage based on the French le roi (the king). Var: Lee Roy, Le Roi, Le Roy.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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There was a boy named Leroy in my school, and it was pronounced LEE-roy. Whenever I talked about him around my mom, she'd say "It's not LEE-roy, it's Le-ROY. Le-ROY is the proper way to pronounce it!" But nobody at school ever called him Le-ROY, they called him LEE-roy!
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Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is a character on NCIS.
50's song "Leroy's Back In Jail Again" by Jack Scott.