Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. TROI  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally from a surname that denoted a person from the city of Troyes in France. It is now more likely used in reference to the ancient city of Troy that was besieged by the Greeks in Homer's Iliad. The city's name, from Greek Τροία (Troia), is said to derive from its mythical founder Τρώς (Tros), but is more likely of Luwian or Hittite origin. This name was popularized in the 1960s by the actor Troy Donahue (1936-2001) [1], who took his stage name from that of the ancient city.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesTroilos, Troilus(Greek Mythology) Troilus(Literature)
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Sources & References

  1. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 303.
Entry updated May 29, 2020