Meaning: “Fair, yellow”
Origin: English, Scottish
Other forms of the name: N/A
The name Boyd comes from a Scottish surname that may come from the name of the Island of Bute. The Boyd clan of Scotland can trace their roots all the way back to the Royal House of Stewart. Their crest is an erect hand with the pinkie finger and the one next to it folded. Above it reads Confido, which means “I trust”.
Boyd is quite a popular surname; Bearer include Billy Boyd, a Scottish actor best known for playing Pippin Took in the “Lord of the Rings” movies, Brandon Boyd, the lead singer of the band “Incubus”, and Pattie Boyd, a woman who was a model in the sixties and was the inspiration for songs like Eric Clapton’s “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight”. She was married to Clapton and George Harrison too.
One famous bearer who uses Boyd as his first name is Boyd Holbrook; He is a famous model from Kentucky. Boyd is actually his middle name, but it is quite fitting isn’t it?
In 1982 Boyd ranked at #892 on the US’ popular names list and hasn’t been on the list since then.