Traits associated with the name Roy:

Dogs named Roy tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Roy?

Naming your dog Roy suggests that you have a fondness for traditional names and may have a classic, timeless style.

Is Roy a good dog name?

Roy is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Roy isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Roy is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Roy was, in the past month, the 850th most viewed dog name on

As of April 2024, Roy is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Roy was viewed 85 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Roy's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Roy is most adored in Washington, Minnesota and New York.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Georgia, Missouri and Texas.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Roy.

Most popular breeds named Roy:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Dachshund
  5. Jack Russell Terrier

Famous dogs named Roy:

  • television icon A dog named Roy featured in the television show Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy.

Roy is found in these categories:

british dog names

Common male name, often used in British literature and media.

scottish dog names

Derived from Gaelic, meaning "red" or "king".

irish dog names

Derived from Irish word "ruadh", meaning red or red-haired.

Dog names like Roy:

Wolf Counsel
Island Of Garlic
From the island in the swift river
Roy dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (7)

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Dan (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Roy is the name I chose for my Shetland dog who is now 2 years old.
February 10, 2024 ◆ Translated

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Ana (España) (Valencia, Spain)

February 04, 2024 ◆ Translated

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ANDREA (Santa Fe, Argentina)
I had a brown poodle named Roy. He crossed the rainbow in May 2021. It was a name that I always liked.
January 22, 2024 ◆ Translated

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emilio de la serna (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
my next dog tageara roy !!!, it is an incredible name! although I must say that it does not have much intelligence :D
July 09, 2022 ◆ Translated

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I don't have a name (Piedmont, Italy)
I like this name, this is how I called my cute puppy
February 28, 2022

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Antonio (Antioquia, Colombia)
The name ROY for a dog is magnificent. My next canine friend will bear this name... Thank you.. gildardo madrid Medellin Colombia.
January 17, 2022 ◆ Translated

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gabriella (welling)
I love it my friends dog is named Roy!
December 27, 2021

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