Name
BOY

Name BOY

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 498 births of Boy in the countries below, which represents an average of 4 births of children bearing the first name Boy per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 15 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Boy   
In Italiano Nome Boy   


Information about the first name Boy

The first name Boy has been assigned to:
99.80% to boys
0.20% to girls
The country where the first name Boy is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 3 letters including 2 vowels and 1 consonant

Anagrams of the first name Boy

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Boy : Oby, Ybo

Boy in Japanese *

Romajiboi
Katakanaボイ
Hiraganaぼい
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Boy in Japanese
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Boy in sign language

Boy in binary language

01100010 01101111 01111001

Origin and meaning of name Boy

US English
Adjective src :
  • BOY (not comparable)
  • (education) Initialism of beginning of year.
  • Coordinate term: EOY
Anagrams src :
  • BYO, Y. O. B., Y.O.B., YOB, YoB, byo, oby, yob
Interjection src :
  • boy
  • Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing.
Pronunciation src :
  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: boi, IPA(key): /bɔɪ/
  • (Southern American English) IPA(key): /bɔːə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪ
Verb src :
  • boy (third-person singular simple present boys, present participle boying, simple past and past participle boyed)
  • (transitive) To act as a boy (in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage).
Interjection (Related terms) src :
  • oh boy
Noun (Alternative forms) src :
  • boi
Noun (Antonyms) src :
  • (young male): See Thesaurus:girl
Noun (Synonyms) src :
  • (young male): See Thesaurus:boy
  • (diminutive term of address to males): chap, guy, lad, mate
  • (son): See son
  • (male servant): manservant
  • (disreputable man): brat, knave, squirt
  • (heroin): See Thesaurus:heroin
Middle English
Noun src :
  • boy (plural boys)
  • Alternative spelling of boye
FR French
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /bɔj/
General
Noun src :
  • boy m (plural boys)
  • (now historical, offensive) boy (non-white male servant)
ES Spanish
Etymology src :
  • Pseudo-anglicism, derived from boy.
Noun src :
  • boy m (plural boys)
  • a male stripper
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈboi/ [ˈboi̯]
  • Rhymes: -oi
  • Syllabification: boy
HU Hungarian
Noun src :
  • boy (plural boyok)
  • A young male servant, low-position assistant.
  • bellboy (in a hotel)
  • Synonym: londiner
  • office boy, errand boy, deliveryman
  • Synonyms: kifutófiú, kézbesítő
  • (dated) A male ballet dancer.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈboj]
  • Hyphenation: boy
  • Rhymes: -oj
  • Homophone: boly
Polish
Etymology src :
  • Unadapted borrowing from English boy, from Middle English boy, boye, from Old English *bōia, from Proto-West Germanic *bōjō, from Proto-Germanic *bōjô, from *bō-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰā-, *bʰāt-.
Noun src :
  • boy m pers
  • bellboy, office boy
  • Synonym: garson
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /bɔj/
  • Rhymes: -ɔj
  • Syllabification: boy
  • Homophone: boj
PT Portuguese
Etymology src :
  • Ellipsis of office boy, from English office boy.
Etymology (Alternative forms) src :
  • bói
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • boy m (plural boys)
  • office boy
  • (Brazil, slang) a young, upper-class male
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • boy m (plural boys)
  • Obsolete spelling of boi
Sranan Tongo
Noun src :
  • boy
  • Alternative form of boi (official spelling)
Ladino
Etymology src :
  • From Turkish boy (“stature, size”).
Noun src :
  • boy m (Latin spelling)
  • size
  • age
Turkish
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-Turkic *bod. See dialectal bodur (“stout, short”).
Etymology src :
  • From Ottoman Turkish بوی‎ (boy).
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • boy (definite accusative boyu, plural boylar)
  • stature
  • Boyun ne kadar? ― How tall are you? (lit. "How much is your stature?")
  • size
  • küçük boy ― small size
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • boy (definite accusative boyu, plural boylar)
  • tribe, clan
  • eski Türk boyları tarihi ― history of ancient Turkish clans
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • boy
  • (only constructed with otu or tohumu) fenugreek
  • Synonym: çemen
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [boj]
Proper noun src :
  • Boy
  • a male given name
IT Italian
Etymology src :
  • Pseudo-anglicism. In the sense "bellboy", a clipping of English bellboy; in other meanings, a transferred sense of English boy.
Noun src :
  • boy m (plural boys)
  • a male ballet dancer
  • bellboy (in a hotel)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔj/
  • Rhymes: -ɔj
  • Hyphenation: bòy
NL Dutch
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English boy.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /bɔi̯/
  • Hyphenation: boy
  • Rhymes: -ɔi̯
Proper noun src :
  • Boy m
  • a male given name
DE German
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English boy.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • Boy m (strong, genitive Boys, plural Boys)
  • bellboy; pageboy
  • Synonyms: Laufjunge, Hotelpage
  • (colloquial) boy
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Boy m (proper noun, strong, genitive Boys)
  • a male given name
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /bɔɪ̯/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪ̯
 

Popularity of the name Boy

Number of BOY births per year

Total births of Boy by country

Births with the first name Boy
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
305
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
137
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
28
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
13
0
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
5
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
3
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
3
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
2
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
1
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
0
1

Total births of Boy by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Boy
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
11
0
ATAustria
2021
1
0
ABAlberta
2022
1
0
QCQuebec
2022
1
0
DEGermany
2022
1
0

Comments on the name Boy

Personalities with the first name Boy

There are 12 personalities with the first name Boy


Sonny Boy Williamson Ii
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United states of america
Composer Singer Songwriter Bandleader Recording artist


Boy Waterman
src

Kingdom of the netherlands
Association football player


Boy Hayje
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Kingdom of the netherlands
Engineer Racing driver Formula one driver


Boy Van Poppel
src

Kingdom of the netherlands
Sport cyclist Cyclo-cross cyclist


Boy Gobert
(Boy Christian Klée Gobert) src

Austria Germany
Stage actor Television actor Film actor


Boy Deul
src

Kingdom of the netherlands
Association football player


Boy Lornsen
src

Germany
Writer Sculptor Children's writer


Boy Edgar
(George Willem Fred Edgar) src

Kingdom of the netherlands
Physician Conductor Pianist Musician Neurologist Bandleader Resistance fighter Trumpeter


Boy Westerhof
src

Kingdom of the netherlands
Tennis player


Boy De Jong
src

Kingdom of the netherlands
Association football player



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Boy
Full list of personalities with the first name Boy

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Boy

There are 242 actors and actresses with the first name Boy
Boy Ooteman
Boy Roque
Boy George
Boy Olmi
Boy Tirayoh
Boy Alano
Boy Gobert
Boy Foy
Boy Dickson
Boy Davao
Boy Mathias Chuma
Boy Steele
Boy Chandra
Boy Ewald
Boy Van Der Heiden
Boy Winkler
Boy Toy
Boy Figuez
Boy Legaspi
Boy Bello
Boy Paranaque
Boy Young
Boy Brondon
Boy Ching
Boy Harsher
Boy Alajar
Boy Krazy
Boy Garcia Jr.
Boy Saulog
Boy Edgar

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Boy
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Boy

Rankings of first name BOY by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#3099US United State of America2022
#4535AT Austria2021
#6033AB Alberta2022
#7983QC Quebec2022
#11777DE Germany2022
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name BOY (female) births over the last year available in each country