US Popularity:2119
Other Origin(s):Scottish
Meaning:Son of Aodh; Fire
McCoy is a masculine name of Irish and Scottish origins, meaning “son of Aodh” and “fire.” McCoy is the anglicized form of Mac Aodha, a surname that dates back to the Norse-Irish people of Ireland from the 13th to the 16th century. Another classic surname turned trendy first name, McCoy is a title reserved for an authentic individual such as baby. You may recognize the idiom “the real McCoy,” a phrase that implies if something is the real deal. We know baby will be the real deal, but this popular metaphor is an association to consider when choosing McCoy.

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