Names Matching Pattern *o*y

This is a list of names in which the pattern is *o*y.
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Combination of AERON (1) and the suffix wy meaning "river".
Polish form of ALOYSIUS.
AMBROŻYmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of Ambrosius (see AMBROSE).
ANATOLIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ANATOLIUS.
Variant transcription of ANATOLIY.
English form of the Roman family name Antonius, which is of unknown Etruscan origin. The most notable member of the Roman family was the general Marcus Antonius (called Mark Antony in English), who for a period in the 1st century BC ruled the Roman Empire jointly with Augustus. When their relationship turned sour, he and his mistress Cleopatra were attacked and forced to commit suicide, as related in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606).... [more]
Variant of ANTHONY. This was formerly the usual English spelling of the name, but during the 17th century the h began to be added.
BETONYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the minty medicinal herb.
Variant transcription of BIJAY.
Derived from South Slavic благ (blag) meaning "sweet, pleasant, blessed".
Diminutive of BOB. Hockey greats Bobby Hull (1939-) and Bobby Orr (1948-) have borne this name.
Polish form of Bonifatius (see BONIFACE).
From a surname which was originally derived from a place in Moray, Scotland. It probably means "ditch, mire" in Gaelic.
BRYONYfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a type of Eurasian vine, formerly used as medicine. It ultimately derives from Greek βρυω (bryo) "to swell".
COBYm & fEnglish
Masculine or feminine diminutive of JACOB.
CODYmEnglish, Irish
From the Gaelic surname Ó Cuidighthigh, which means "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
From a surname, originally from various English place names, derived from the Old Norse nickname Koli (meaning "coal, dark") and býr "town".
Anglicized form of CONLETH.
From a surname which was derived from the name of the River Conwy, which possibly means "holy water" in Welsh.
From a surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning. This name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series 'Julia'.
CORTNEYf & mEnglish
Variant of COURTNEY.
Variant of COREY.
COURTNEYf & mEnglish
From an aristocratic English surname which was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose". As a feminine name in America, it first became popular during the 1970s.
From a surname which meant "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
DELROYmEnglish (Rare)
Possibly an alteration of LEROY.
DIGGORYmEnglish (Rare)
Probably an Anglicized form of Degaré. Sir Degaré was the subject of a medieval poem set in Brittany. The name may mean "lost one" from French égaré.
Diminutive of DOROTHY. Doll and Dolly were used from the 16th century, and the common English word doll (for the plaything) is derived from them. In modern times this name is also sometimes used as a diminutive of DOLORES.
Diminutive of DONALD.
Russian form of Dorotheos (see DOROTHEA).
Usual English form of DOROTHEA. It has been in use since the 16th century. The author L. Frank Baum used it for the central character in his fantasy novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' (1900).
Diminutive of DOROTHY or DORIS. This is the name of a fish in the animated film 'Finding Nemo' (2003).
Diminutive of DOROTHY.
From the English word ebony for the black wood which comes from the ebony tree. It is ultimately from the Egyptian word hbnj. In America this name is most often used by black parents.
Spanish form of ELIGIUS.
Altered form of LEROY, using the Spanish definite article el as opposed to the French le.
Variant of EMERY.
Russian form of THEODOSIUS.
FITZROYmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "son of the king" in Old French, originally given to illegitimate sons of monarchs.
Anglicized form of FLAITHRÍ.
GEOFFREYmEnglish, French
From a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The second element is Germanic frid "peace", but the first element may be either gawia "territory", walha "foreign" or gisil "hostage". It is possible that two or more names merged into a single form. In the later Middle Ages Geoffrey was further confused with the distinct name Godfrey.... [more]
French form of GEOFFREY.
Russian form of GEORGE.
Variant transcription of GEORGIY.
GILROYmIrish, Scottish
From an Irish surname, either Mac Giolla Ruaidh, which means "son of the red-haired servant", or Mac Giolla Rí, which means "son of the king's servant".
GLORYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word glory, ultimately from Latin gloria.
French form of Godafrid (see GODFREY).
From the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant "peace of god" from the Germanic elements god "god" and frid "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the Middle Ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Bouillon, an 11th-century leader of the First Crusade and the first ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Diminutive of GORDON.
GORONWYmWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was the lover of Blodeuwedd. He attempted to murder her husband Lleu Llaw Gyffes but was himself killed.
GOYATHLAYmNative American, Apache
Means "one who yawns" in Apache. This was the real name of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909), who fought against Mexican and American expansion into his territory.
English form of Latin Gregorius, which was from the Late Greek name Γρηγοριος (Gregorios), derived from γρηγορος (gregoros) meaning "watchful, alert". This name was popular among early Christians, being borne by a number of important saints including Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (3rd century), Saint Gregory the Illuminator (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nyssa (4th century), Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (4th century), and Saint Gregory of Tours (6th century). It was also borne by the 6th-century pope Saint Gregory I the Great, a reformer and Doctor of the Church, as well as 15 subsequent popes.... [more]
Russian form of GREGORY. This name was borne by the Russian mystic Grigoriy Rasputin (1869-1916), more commonly known by only his surname.
Variant transcription of GRIGORIY.
Hungarian form of GEORGE.
From the English word harmony, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘αρμονια (harmonia).
From the English word for the holly tree, ultimately derived from Old English holen.
HONEYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word honey, ultimately from Old English hunig. This was originally a nickname for a sweet person.
Ukrainian form of GREGORY.
IDONYfEnglish (Archaic)
Medieval English vernacular form of IDONEA.
Russian form of Innocentius (see INNOCENT).
Variant transcription of INNOKENTIY.
IVORYm & fAfrican American
From the English word for the hard, creamy-white substance which comes from elephant tusks and was formerly used to produce piano keys.
JOBYmEnglish (Rare)
Diminutive of JOB.
Scottish diminutive of JACK.
JODYf & mEnglish
Probably either a variant of JUDY or a diminutive of JOSEPH. It was popularized by the young hero in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' novel 'The Yearling' (1938) and the subsequent film adaptation (1946).
JOEYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JOSEPH. It is occasionally used as a feminine diminutive of JOSEPHINE or JOHANNA.
French variant form of GEOFFREY.
Diminutive of JOHN. A famous bearer is American actor Johnny Depp (1963-).
Diminutive of JONATHAN.
Cornish form of GEORGE.
JOURNEYfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word, derived via Old French from Latin diurnus "of the day".
Simply from the English word joy, ultimately derived from Norman French joie, Latin gaudia. It has been regularly used as a given name since the late 19th century.
Hungarian form of KARL.
Polish form of CONSTANS.
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "great, tall".
Means "ember moon" in Turkish.
Variant of COREY.
Variant of COREY.
Russian form of LEONTIOS.
Variant transcription of LEONTIY.
From the French nickname le roi meaning "the king". It has been common as an English given name since the 19th century.
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
MALLORYfEnglish (Modern)
From an English surname which meant "unfortunate" in Norman French. It first became common in the 1980s due to the television comedy 'Family Ties', which featured a character by this name.
French variant of MELODY.
From the English word melody, which is derived (via Old French and Late Latin) from Greek μελος (melos) "song" combined with αειδω (aeido) "to sing".
MODESTYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word modesty, ultimately from Latin modestus "moderate", a derivative of modus "measure".
Manx form of MARY.
Russian form of MOSES.
Diminutive of MARY. It developed from Malle and Molle, other medieval diminutives. James Joyce used this name in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920), where it belongs to Molly Bloom, the wife of the main character.
MONDAYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the day of the week, which was derived from Old English mona "moon" and dæg "day". This was formerly given to girls born on Monday.
From an English surname meaning "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. A notable bearer of this surname was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.
Variant of MONTE.
Variant of MURRAY.
MORLEYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning "marsh clearing".
Diminutive of MORTON or MORTIMER.
NIKOLAYmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of NICHOLAS. A notable bearer was the Russian novelist Nikolay Gogol (1809-1852).
NOYf & mHebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
Ukrainian form of ALEXIS.
Variant transcription of OLEKSIY.
Variant transcription of ORLI.
Variant of OZZIE.
PEONYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower. It was originally believed to have healing qualities, so it was named after the Greek medical god Pæon.
Medieval variant of MOLLY. The reason for the change in the initial consonant is unknown.
Modern form of the Roman family name Pompeius, which was probably derived from a Sabellic word meaning "five". A notable bearer was the 1st-century BC Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, also known as Pompey the Great.
POPPYfEnglish (British)
From the word for the red flower, derived from Old English popæg.
Diminutive of JOSEPHINE. It can also be inspired by the English word posy for a bunch of flowers.
Russian form of PROKOPIOS.
Variant transcription of PROKOPIY.
From the Greek name Πτολεμαιος (Ptolemaios), derived from Greek πολεμηιος (polemeios) meaning "aggressive, warlike". Ptolemy was the name of several Greco-Egyptian rulers of Egypt, all descendants of Ptolemy I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. This was also the name of a Greek astronomer.
Diminutive of ROBERT.
Diminutive of ROCCO or other names beginning with a similar sound, or else a nickname referring to a tough person. This is the name of a boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the movie 'Rocky' (1976) and its five sequels.
From a surname, originally derived from a place name, which meant "Hroda's island" in Old English (where Hroda is a Germanic given name meaning "fame"). It was first used as a given name in honour of the British admiral Lord Rodney (1719-1792).
Diminutive of ROLAND.
Diminutive of RONALD.
RORYmIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of RUAIDHRÍ.
Combination of ROSE and MARY. This name can also be given in reference to the herb, which gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea". It came into use as a given name in the 19th century.
Diminutive of ROSE.
Variant of ROLY.
Diminutive of ROXANA.
ROYmScottish, English, Dutch
Anglicized form of RUADH. A notable bearer was the Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy (1671-1734). It is often associated with French roi "king".
SCOTTYmEnglish, Scottish
Diminutive of SCOTT.
SIDONYfEnglish (Archaic)
Feminine form of SIDONIUS. This name was in use in the Middle Ages, when it became associated with the word sindon (of Greek origin) meaning "linen", a reference to the Shroud of Turin.
Diminutive of SOLOMON.
From a nickname which is commonly used to denote a young boy, derived from the English word son.
SOPHYfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of SOPHIE or a diminutive of SOPHIA.
SORLEYmScottish, Irish
Anglicized form of SOMHAIRLE.
SOTHYm & fKhmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
SYMPHONYfEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word, ultimately deriving from Greek συμφωνος (symphonos) "concordant in sound".
THORLEYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.
Russian form of TIMOTHY.
TIMOTHYmEnglish, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god". Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys and was the recipient of two of Paul's epistles that appear in the New Testament. He was of both Jewish and Greek ancestry. According to tradition, he was martyred at Ephesus after protesting the worship of Artemis. As an English name, Timothy was not used until after the Protestant Reformation.
TOBYm & fEnglish
Medieval form of TOBIAS. It was sometimes used as a feminine name in the 1930s and 40s due to the influence of American actress Toby Wing (1915-2001).
Diminutive of THOMAS.
Short form of ANTHONY.
TOPSYfEnglish (Rare)
From a nickname which is of unknown meaning, perhaps deriving from the English word top.
From the Old Norse name Þórgnýr meaning "Thor's noise" from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with gnýr "noise, grumble, murmur".
From the Old Norse name Þórný which was derived from the name of the Norse god Þórr (see THOR) combined with "new".
TORY (1)mAfrican American
Meaning unknown, possibly a diminutive of SALVATORE.
TORY (2)fEnglish
Variant of TORI.
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE.
From a surname that originally denoted a person from the city of Troyes in France. This was also the name of the ancient city that was besieged by the Greeks in Homer's 'Iliad'.
Means "little girl" from Norwegian vesle "little" and møy "girl". This name was created by Norwegian writer Arne Garborg for the main character in his poem 'Haugtussa' (1895).
Vocative form of MOIRREY.
WILLOUGHBYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "willow town" in Old English.
Either a diminutive of WOODROW, or else from a nickname derived from the English word wood. A famous bearer is film director Woody Allen (1935-).
ZINOVIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνοβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.
Variant transcription of ZINOVIY.
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