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I once saw in a name dictionary that the current meaning of the name, which means "the king", is the meaning of the name in today's modern French, but that the original meaning of the name from the ancient Old French actually means, "the servant of a King, or anotherwards, of God".
-- Anonymous User  2/5/2006
Leroy Anderson bears this name. One of the greatest composers of the twentieth century.
-- rosco kid  4/13/2006
Bluegrass singer Leroy Mack bears this name.
-- smartblonde  7/5/2006
Leroy Jethro Gibbs (most often known by his middle name or surname only) is the leader of the team on NCIS. The character is portrayed by Mark Harmon.
-- Firestorm  7/28/2007
Leroy. Heh heh. I'm surprised no one else noted this, but Leroy is the name of the title character in 'Leroy and Stitch', the final installment in the 'Lilo and Stitch' movie/cartoon series. It makes sense, now that I'm thinking about it, 'King'.
-- Ayla  7/22/2008
Every time I hear this I think "Leeroy Jenkins!" It's an internet phenomenon spread from the über nerdy online game World of Warcraft. A player charged into a high-level dungeon with a distinctive cry of "Leeeeeeeerooooy. Jeeenkins!", ruining the meticulous attack plans of his group and getting them all killed. There are an insane amount of parodies and videos of Leeroy Jenkins' Light Brigade style charge on Youtube. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeroy_Jenkins
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2009
I also only think of Leroy Jenkins, when I hear this name.
-- ema_kala  3/30/2009
I associate this name with black Americans.
-- Anton  3/12/2010
I don't like it very much, but Leroy reminds of Leroy Jethro Gibbs of NCIS, who I think is a very nice character.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2010
This name makes me giggle. Such a regal meaning in such a harsh-sounding (and silly) name.
-- gaelruadh19  1/14/2011
I like the name because of Jim Croce's "Bad Bad Leroy Brown". It's a name that brings good memories of when I listened to Jim Croce music when I was young.
-- ninjato  6/28/2011
I feel like it should be spelled Leeroy. I dislike the capitalization of letters within names (as in LeRoy) but at the same time it looks grammatically incorrect without the capital R. This was my great-uncle's name. Nowadays you don't hear it, and if you do, it seems to have an urban connotation. I'd like to see it rise in popularity again for the fact that it sounds cute and a guy has the option of going by either Lee or Roy if he dislikes both names together.
-- codenameflame  2/28/2012
My grandfathers middle name (Harry Leroy)
Lee is definitely a family name as a diminutive of Leroy.

So, soft spot for Leroy

Leroy is NOT a black name, to the one who said that. My grandfather had this name as his middle name and was white. I can definitely see the name being used on an older Caucasian male. Also blacks as well, or any race for that matter.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2014

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