Name Boy Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Boy


Boy is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Boy

The origin of the name Boy is uncertain. Presumably it derived from the Frisian names Boye, Boje or Boie, which are short forms of Bodo and of names that begin with “Bot-“, “Bodo-“ or “Bode-“, e.g. Bodobert or Botwin. In English speaking countries, the name Boy derived from the word boy.

What is the meaning of the name Boy?

Boy means “ruler” or “lord” (from Old High German “bodo”), “messenger” (from Old High German “boto”) and “dweller” (from Old Saxon “boio”). Besides, Boje means “boy”.

Pronunciation of Boy

Variants of the name Boy

Boj Boi

Popularity of the name Boy

The name Boy is ranked #6288 overall.

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