Meaning and Origin of: Moy

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Nature-loving; yew tree

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish (County Donegal) : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muighe ‘descendant of Muighe’, of unexplained etymology. The English surname (see 2) has also become established in Ulster.
  • English (Norfolk) : unexplained. Compare Moy 1.
  • French : habitational name from places so called in Aisne and Saône-et-Loire, named in Latin as Modiacum‘(estate) of Modius’ (see Moya 2).
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway named Moi, from Old Norse mói, the dative case ofmór ‘sandy plain’.
  • Chinese : possibly a variant spelling of Mei 1.