Troy Bolten from "High School Musical".
xlouisa  9/6/2020
Strong, brave, timeless. I have not heard this name very often, and would consider using this handsome name for a future son.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2020
I've always loved this name for a BOY. It's handsome, sophisticated, and possibly a bit sensitive. I'm old enough that I have barely heard of this 'High School Musical,' and I could care less about it. If you name a child born today Troy, trust that no child in ten years is going to know what 'High School Musical' is = your child named Troy today won't be teased for 'High School Musical' in ten years time. When you're considering a name but wondering if you should or shouldn't use it based on some cultural reference, it's wise to take into account how long the reference will actually be there. For contrast, consider that generations upon generations of children will probably read the Harry Potter books...
iridian  4/18/2020
The name Troy is neither good nor bad, it's what you make of your life that counts.
KingTroy 91  11/28/2019
Troy is a great name just like other names, it doesn't matter what society uses it as it's all what you make of your life. My dad was named Troy but I promised myself I would be better than my dad. I don't know why people would put down others just because of the name but it sounds like a great fool to me because how would you like to be treated like that every day of your life non-stop? Think about what you say because when you post would you like to see your kids act like that to you? Watch what you do because later it might come back to bite you.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2019
Very common in my area, but it’s a fine name!
nylonpanda  11/5/2019
In my opinion Troy is a cool and handsome refined name. I like it alot.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2019
Great and legendary name, as long as it doesn't fall victim to the ancient city it was derived from.
RHAWK3935  6/18/2019
In 2018, 40 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Troy who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 294th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 49 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Troy who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 5, 160th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
I can't believe so many people think Troy is a good or okay name for a girl. As other people who actually have a clue here have said, it is a VERY masculine name. I don't know why many goofballs think it's so "different" to give boy names to girls. Newsflash: "Dumpster" would be a different name for a child, too, but that doesn't mean it's a good choice. Same with saddling a girl with a masculine name. It's tacky, and reeks of trying too hard to stand out.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2018
kayisforkeen  8/12/2018
Okay, I'm sick of people thinking that the name "Troy" is a BOY'S name. Girls can be named that too! Heck, even I'm named that!
Yes I do get bullied because of my name, yes I sometimes wanna change my name to something more "feminine", but it's not my fault that I was named that. I was named after my mother's best friend (who is a she) and she had the same problems as I did, but she embraced her name and learned more about her name. I learned more about it too!
The name: "Troy" is an Irish surname that means Foot Soldier, and I myself was surprised about that. I don't want any hate on me and I'm not putting any hate on you. I'm just sick and tired of it and I want to just say my opinion.
Troy-jewels  12/18/2017
If your only issue with the name Troy is the fact that there was a character in High School Musical with this name, that's terrible. That's like saying you can't name your child Gabriella because she's the main female protagonist. My best friend's name is Gabriella and honestly, when I first met her, (I'd never met another Gabriella) my first thought was, "Like the high school musical character?" But no one ever did or would pick on her.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2017
Troy Walker is an American cartoonist, toy inventor, producer and founder of TWP Cartoon Studios. Walker created the children's novelty fad Hairy Pops finger puppets, used as a promotional tool in the late 1990s by the Supercuts chain of hair salons.
cutenose  5/24/2017
I love this name (it's my name!) I was named after my late father, who will always be my hero. It's a strong, masculine and timeless name.
smutler  1/29/2017
It's okay. I think of a cool high school jock when I hear it.
Luvbug86  10/30/2016
I'm not trying to offend anyone, but personally, I ABSOLUTELY HATE TROY FOR A GIRL! I think it's absolutely adorable for a boy's name, but not as a girl's name. Please do not name a girl Troy, because they will most likely hate their name. That is my opinion.
mtwright02  7/29/2016
My father was an airline pilot so I moved around a few times, but the town I spent the majority of my life in (and where I met my husband) is called Troy, Kansas. It's a small town not too far from Kansas City, MO, and I've always thought of it as a boy's name. In fact, I'm considering it for my son! I had a few friends named Troy, male and female, but I always thought of it as a boy's name. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE using boys names for girls (I have a daughter named Perrie and may have a daughter named Evan/Evynne or Daxton), but Troy just has always been a very masculine name to me. Plus, Troy Bolton from High School Musical is the second thing that comes to mind when I hear the name Troy, after home of course :).
lucymoc  6/5/2016
I can't really imagine the name on anyone past twenty; it's very youthful sounding to me. Also, if I remember correctly, I think this was the name of a character on High School Musical, and I don't remember caring for that movie at all.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016
So it's nice to have Troy as a first name because my last name is soooo damn long. I guess my parents decided not to torture me any further. So I've got that going for me. As for it being used for a female name... hey, whatever, as long as parents aren't offended when their children want to change their names when they get older. Or worse, end up suffering through some difficulties because of it. Hopefully that wouldn't happen, but that's life.
On a lighter note, I would add an "a" at the end (Troya) when registering for necessary items such as the Victoria's Secret Catalog. Just wanted to make sure you know.
Trizo  5/10/2016
My name is Troy and I'm female. I love my name! It's very unique used as a girls name. My personality and name match perfectly! With the exception of being masculine, I carry my feminine side quite nicely:)
I've been told often how unique I am... it's one of the best compliments I've had throughout my life!
Sxyaksnowangel  12/3/2015
I'm not a real huge fan of the name.
tvenrick  9/19/2015
A re-occurring character on the popular cartoon series "The Simpsons" goes by the name Troy McClure.
namerofnames  8/11/2015
I was named Troy after my dad who was also a Troy. I've met very few other Troys throughout life. I mostly associate it with the land Troy, which is in modern day Turkey. Turkey is one of my favorite proteins.
namerofnames  8/11/2015
I know it has a lot of history behind it, but this name is a little dull for me. Sorry.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2015
I didn't know anyone used Troy as a female name until I read these comments, but I kind of like it for a girl now. It sounds kind of sexy and sophisticated on a girl. It's a fine male name as well.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2015
Troy is a handsome name, very classy and smart-sounding. I imagine a kind person with this name. :) Don't let the High School Musical association put you off from using this name as it'd be a huge shame to do so!
― Anonymous User  6/8/2015
My father named me Troy, and I'm a girl... He was impressed on his early travels when he met a sailing family with a young daughter, Troy, who was strong and could row the family ashore! I, too, spent considerable time growing up on boats, rowing lots!
Troytroy  3/3/2015
I watched a movie where the main character's name was Troy. A woman. I thought it was strong and beautiful. Turns out, her name was Joy. Same as my mother and sister. I should have noticed. I still love the name Troy. No one I tell likes it. My name is Christian and I am a female. I have learned to love my name and I will always have someone tell me it's a boys name. There isn't a new joke I have heard in 10 years of my name. But, my name belongs to me, not a boy. As a male's, I don't care much for the name. Once I thought it flipped and feminine, I unexpectedly fell in love with it.
fufipoofs  2/26/2015
I find it very ironic how these clueless parents would put boy's names that sound very masculine and have very masculine meanings on their daughters just because it makes them unique, yet they wouldn't dare put any feminine name on their sons. So those defending the decision to give girls boy's names saying that it's no big deal are hypocrites. I'm even learning that more masculine names such as Evan, Michael, Kevin, and even Bruce are getting slapped on girls nowadays. You wouldn't put a girl's name on a boy, so why put a boy's name on a girl? That's hypocrisy and inequity. Troy has always been, still is, and will forever be a very masculine name with a masculine meaning regardless of how many clueless parents think it would sound unique on their daughters.
timothysanders  11/19/2014
Troy McGinty is the name of the bully from the movie Max Keeble's Big Move.
frankieG  11/19/2014
IMO, Troy is probably the best male name ever. I mean, not only does it have that strong and masculine sound and meaning (this name means foot of the soldier), it's also one of the most uncommon boy names ever so that it isn't overused like typical boy names such as Michael or Brad. The High School Musical character doesn't really bother me, even though I'm not a fan of the movie. My older brother's name is Troy and its meaning pretty much suits his personality.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2014
In the movie "Crooklyn" the main character is a young girl whose name is Troy.
juniper-leaf  11/10/2014
Troye Sivan Mellet, better known as Troye Sivan, is a South African-born Australian actor, YouTuber and singer-songwriter.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2014
Troy Baker is an American actor, voice actor, musician and singer.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
I have a five year old daughter who my husband and I named Troye (pronounced Troy). We have had copious compliments on her name from all ages of people with the exceptions of a few negative comments, like "that's a boys name'. My name is Erin which is a girl and boy name, my husbands name is Shawn which I have also known a few woman named Shawn. Neither of us have ever been bugged about our names. Troye is in Kindergarden now and she is most definetely not the only girl with a so called "boys name". There is a little girl named chase, another named Austin and another named rylee in her class. She has never been bugged either about her name by her peers and to be quite honest the only negativity has come from adults who are narrow minded and ignorant to the fact that there are trends when it comes to naming children, and it is the personal choice of the parents. We have had much more positive feedback on her name than negative and if you were to meet her, you would see that no other name would suit her. She rocks it! :)
Erinblom  11/7/2013
I really like this name. It's very masculine and will age well. Shame about the high school musical association though, that could lead to some teasing. But I don't think it's anything major that should prohibit you from using it if you really like it.
Oohvintage  6/7/2013
Troy seems fine to me. I wouldn't recommend Troia as a baby name however; that word doesn't have the best of connotations in Italian.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2013
Troy Barnes is a character in the American TV show "Community".

Troy Maxson is the protagonist of the play "Fences" by August Wilson.
bibi66  2/8/2013
Troy Donockley, an English composer and multi-instrumentalist most known for his playing of uillean pipes.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2012
There is a beautiful actress by the name of Troy Beyer.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2012
It sounds like a child with intellectual and developmental difficulties to me.

Or a gay prostitute.
keepitreal  1/16/2011
Troy Polamalu is a pro football player.
lillyanna  1/18/2010
Uhh, hate to burst your bubbles BTN audience, but Troy is such a masculine name, it isn't even funny. Please, ladies (and gentleman) out there - don't name your daughter Troy.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2009
Troy is one of my favorite boy's names for a few reasons:

1. It suits a young child well, yet not overly-modern
2. It's strong, and could fit someone older as well
3. Like the way it sounds.
becca_marciano  6/25/2009
Troy is my dad's name, I can't imagine him with another name! Very classic, not overused, yet still not unheard of, and my dad loves that it spells Yort backwards!
Curlytop78  6/16/2009
I used to really love Troy - it's strong, masculine (how could you EVER think of giving this name to a girl?), wise, loyal and determined, and sums up for me a boy with all of those qualities. But now with the arrival of the "High School Musical" craze the name has been destroyed. The name has become associated with cutesy pop rubbish (no offence intended to Mr Efron) and will probably now fall into overuse as well! Grrr!
Sophannagh  8/2/2008
To me this is a very masculine name. I like it! I can't imagine naming a girl this.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2008
Troy is a bad name in my opinion, it sounds too much like a town name to be a person's name. Troy would sound good on an animal though, the similar sounding name Roy is really nice for a human.
― Anonymous User  3/10/2008
After High School Musical, this name to me was horrible. Everyone is obsessed with this name, so I don't want my son to be named after "the boy from High School Musical."
jasmineenimsaj  2/11/2008
A really good movie directed by Wolfgang Peterson.
LilaMayaNeve  9/18/2007
I like the name Troy only as a middle name.
― Anonymous User  9/11/2007
I pity those poor girls who are named Troy. It's not a good girl's name at all.
spaz123  8/29/2007
What the heck? Troy is a BOYS name. I've never met a girl Troy because it's a dumb name to give your daughter. A girl with this name would be, without a doubt, teased. Geez, think about the kid's feelings.
Ashley_h  8/21/2007
I love the name Troy on a girl. It's actually my great grandmother's name and my middle name.
writergirl101  8/5/2007
Troy Hastings is a fictional character from David Klass's book Dark Angel, he was a murderer though.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2007
Troy will always be a masculine name for me, simple and strong but not too common.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2007
Troy is a Greek name meaning "Warrior" or "Soldier".
― Anonymous User  4/12/2007
Troy is from High School Musical.
7up  3/2/2007
A famous bearer is film and stage actor Troy Kotsur (The Number 23, Universal Signs).
Ronja  2/17/2007
Well, some famous bearers are:
Troy Bolton (High School Musical)
Triopas "Troy" (TROY)

Troy Liddell
JoeyForever  2/11/2007
I prefer Troy on a girl. In Latin the city name "Troy" is a female noun, so I have always thought the word Troy was very feminine. It is a great name, but it is better on a girl.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2006
That's not true. "Troy" isn't female or Latin. "Troia" is the Latin name for Troy which is feminine. Troy is just the ugly anglicised form of the name.

Anyway, I don't think this makes the name feminine. Troy is a very masculine name to me.
renee06  6/2/2008
Troy Gentry is half of the country music duo, Montgomery Gentry. (he's a guy)
rising_SoUtH  3/12/2006
I have a female friend named Troy and I think it suits her really well. I prefer Troy for a girl.
mum2bubba  10/22/2005

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