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Roy is the main protagonist in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and a supporting character in Fire Emblem Heroes. He is an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube, originally planned to be playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii but was replaced by Ike, a downloadable character in Super Smash Bros. 4 for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and again an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2019
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In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Roy who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 214th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
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Roy is from the Old Norman & later Anglo-Norman way of saying "King". A regal title that also became a surname and was brought to England by the Normans. People often confuse the name with it being Scottish in origin, which it is not. The Scottish word Ruadh, would later be "anglicized" to Roy. That means to make English in form or character.

They still in the UK parliament say "Le Roy" (The King), if Royal Assent is given and a king sits on the throne. See acts of parliament like "La Reyne le veult" or "Le Roy le veult". A tradition dating back to the Anglo-Norman rule of England.

To add to this, Rob Roy was born Raibeart Ruadh MacGriogair. His family name is not Roy, Ruadh was anglicized to Roy and they call him by his first and middle name. Thus, not Scottish in origin but rather an adoption of the Norman (later English) word Roy.

It is seen in many variations such as: Leroy (Le Roy), Fitzroy, Glenroy, Elroy.
Halvor  7/7/2018
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So uncommon but so pretty.
Mattie Rugg  5/2/2018
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Roy Gardener is Anne's former boyfriend in Anne of The Island. He proposes to her, but she says no.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
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Not only is this name dull and minimalist but it also makes me think of that right-wing pedophile Roy Moore. Yuck.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2018
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I love this name. I think of a strong, brave, handsome man when I hear it. Roy mustang from FMA also comes to mind. I think this would make a good name for a dog too.
Luvbug86  2/24/2018
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Roy Hirabayashi is a leader in North American taiko. He is a composer, performer, teacher and activist. He is co-founder of one of the seminal taiko groups in North America, San Jose Taiko, the group's former Artistic and Executive Director, and active in developing San Jose’s Japantown and arts community.
cutenose  6/30/2017
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Roy is the name of the cartoon boy in the CBBC tv show 'Roy'.
akg1ltmr  12/6/2016
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Roy William Harper Jr aka Speedy aka Arsenal aka Red Arrow in DC Comics and adaptations. He first appeared in 1941 as Green Arrow's teenage sidekick.
Feorsteorra  12/4/2016
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Very attractive name!
firestar11  8/19/2016
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Roy is a nickname for the given name Royce.
Shorebird  2/13/2016
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In a game called Astebreed there's a character called Roy Becket :)
― Anonymous User  2/7/2016
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In the Mario games and cartoon, there's a koopa named "Roy Koopa" He also appeared in Super Smash 4 and Mario Kart.
Madotsuki  2/6/2016
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It's a redneck name, and has the unfortunate association with those awful Fire Emblem games.
TyrannosaurusRegina  1/11/2016
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Roy is the main protagonist of 'Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade'. He is also a playable character in 'Super Smash Bros. Melee' for the Nintendo GameCube and 'Super Smash Bros.' for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2015
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My eldest son is Roy. I named him after my father-in-law, he was born in 2005.
Tigerseyes  7/22/2015
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Roy is the name of the protagonist of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2015
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More people should be called Roy. All the Roys I know of are old men and I think it deserves a revival.
IsolationHedge  6/12/2015
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To me, this is one of the most boring names there is for a boy because of how short it is.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2015
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I don't like this as an independent name, there aren't many good nicknames for it.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2015
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Roy G. Biv is an acronym to help people remember the colors of the rainbow.
thesnowwhiterose  5/8/2013
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Colonel Roy Campbell is a character in Metal Gear Solid. He also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where he gives Snake some information on characters in Shadow Moses Island.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2012
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Famous Canadian actor, Roy Dupuis.
debs  1/14/2011
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Roy Mustang is a famous bearer, and one of the main characters in the popular anime/manga series Fullmetal Alchemist.
zeal138  8/8/2010
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This name was rather popular in The Netherlands during the '70s and the '80s, and is still used regularly nowadays. [noted -ed]
Lucille  3/19/2010
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I think Roy is a very strong, masculine name. A great name to give to a baby boy.
-Julia-  7/23/2009
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Name of Roy Chapman Andrews, the real-life Indiana Jones.
dreamflower  1/12/2009
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Roy Rogers, one of the greatest actors in the history of, well, acting. Roy was only his stage name.
welovejamesarness  5/22/2008
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Name of the leader of the replicants in Blade Runner. For this reason, I'll always associate the name with "king."
dramaelf  5/18/2008
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I assaociate the name Roy with two great starting pitchers in Major League Baseball. First Roy Oswalt of the Houston Astros and Roy Halladay of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Topher1286  5/9/2008
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Can be a nickname for Ryan (sometimes I call my brother Roy-Roy as a nickname for Ryan -- it's pretty cute :)
― Anonymous User  12/3/2007
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Roy Gardner was a famous convict. He was indeed one of the worst escape artists in history.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2007
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Roy was the main character's name in the Movie HOOT.
letsgopens  6/26/2007
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I guess it might also mean "king" in French, since I can remember reading a book which says that King Louis XIV, if my memory serves me right, is called "le roi soleil" which means "the sun king".
rikkai_tensai  4/16/2007
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When I think of Roy, I think of a rather cute looking sword guy with reddish-brown hair and cool attack moves, or an adorable stuffed toy that was my art teacher's, that has it's own website. Either way, those things gave me good impressions. :)
7up  2/4/2007
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I hate the name Roy. It's far too common and the sound just makes me think of a freaky loner who lives in his basement. If you're named Roy I don't mean anything by it that's just the image it brings to mind.
Lyrewen  8/8/2006
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I like Roy as a nickname for Robert, it sounds more unique than Bob or Robby.
kateyvic  6/28/2006
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A TV-game-character bears this name. He is my favourite character in the game "Super Smash Bros. Melee".
Dahlis  1/27/2006
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Roy Orbison was a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
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It means "king" in Old French (today: "roi").
Miss Claire  8/9/2005
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Famous bearer: Roy Mustang from the Japanese anime Full Metal Alchemist.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2005
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A famous bearer of this name is the Norwegian vocalist, Roy Khan, in American power-metal band Kamelot.
Vaeltaa  3/22/2005

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