Submitted NameRevisions Save Gender Masculine Usage English Pronounced Pron. ROID [key] Edit Status Status [show contributorshide contributors] Added 1/14/2013 by Lucille Edited 5/14/2021 by LMS Meaning & History Transferred use of the surname Royd. A known bearer of this name is Royd Tolkien (b. 1969), a great-grandson of the English writer J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).