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Origin and popularity of the name LOY


Loy : 1: German Dutch and French: from a shortened form of the medieval personal name Eloy from Latin Eligius (see Eligio) a Christian saint's name.2: German: habitational name from Loy in Oldenburg.3: Italian (Sardinia): variant of Loi.4: Spanish: from a shortened form of the French personal name Eloy (see 1 above).5: French (Picardy): nickname from loi ‘law’ for someone who was quick to have recourse to the law a frequent or vexatious litigant.6: Chinese: variant of Loi.7: Chinese: possibly from Cantonese form of the Chinese name 雷 (meaning ‘thunder’) or 來 (meaning ‘come’) a monosyllabic personal name or part of a disyllabic personal name of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.


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

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