Coy - Meaning of Coy
[ 1 syll. coy, co-y ] The baby boy name Coy is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is K-OY †. Coy is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Celtic origins. The name is of uncertain origin, but it is unlikely to be from the English word, which is feminine. It is most likely from McCoy, which is from McKay meaning 'son of Aodh'. Another possible derivation is the transferred use of the surname Coy.
See also the related form, Mackey (English, Irish, and Scottish).
Coy is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1910, 0.033% of baby boys were given the name Coy. It ranked at #299 then. The baby name has since markedly declined in popularity, and is currently of infrequent use. Within all boy names in its group, Coy was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Coy has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Coy: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OY as in "toy (T.OY)"