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Origin and popularity of the name COY

Origin

Coy : 1: Irish: shortened form of McCoy.2: English: nickname for a quiet or shy person from Old French coi (earlier quei) ‘calm quiet; shy coy’ (from Latin quietus).3: Americanized form of Dutch Kooij see Kooi.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 25,176 individuals with the name COY on Geneanet.

 

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    wbuchanan
    (471 individuals)
    retijuel
    (431 individuals)
    twjc134
    (413 individuals)
    aracellyo1
    (349 individuals)

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    Variants of name COY

    QUOIS QUOY KOSS COYE