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Now considered a typically African-American given name, but formerly also extensively borne by White Americans. It is from a French nickname meaning ‘the king’, but it is not entirely clear why this particular form should have become such a popular given name in English.
427th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
149,567
to be exact
185,659
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
South Dakota
has the most people named Leroy per capita
1935
marked the height of its popularity
0.01%
99.99%
68%
55+
25%
30-54
5%
13-29
3%
0-12

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