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FOR REAL: Leroy is an English surname that comes from the French le roi meaning "the king." It's been in the top 1000 baby name since 1880, hitting its peak in the 1930s. Leroy is now considered a quintissential African-American name, probably helped by the fact that its most famous bearer was probably African American writer and scholar LeRoi Jones (now known as Amiri Baraka).

diminutives: Lee, Roy

related names: Delroy

Other recorded spellings: Leeroy, LeRoy, LeRoi, LeeRoi