L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Leroy

Leroy is derived from the French le roi meaning “the  king”, originally a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal fashion or someone who earned the title of king in some sort of contest of skill. Roi comes from Latin rex meaning “king” derived from a Proto-Indo-European root word *h₃rḗǵs- (king, ruler). It’s also a surname.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Leroi (English)
  • LeRoy (English)
  • Leeroy (English)
  • LeeRoy (English)

 

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