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Etymology edit

From Scottish Gaelic, either buidhe (blond, yellow, fair), or a habitational surname from the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

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  1. A Scottish and Irish surname from Scottish Gaelic.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A number of places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Ripley Township, Rush County, Indiana.
    2. An unincorporated community in New Hampton Township, Chickasaw County, Iowa.
    3. An unincorporated community in Eureka Township, Barton County, Kansas.
    4. An unincorporated community in Harrison County, Kentucky.
    5. A minor city in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota.
    6. An unincorporated community in Dallas County, Missouri.
    7. A town in Wise County, Texas.
    8. A village in Chippewa County, Wisconsin.
  4. The River Boyd, a short river in Gloucestershire, England, which joins the Bristol Avon near Bitton.
  5. The Boyd River, a river in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia.
  6. The Boyd River, a river in south-western Tasmania, Australia.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Boyd is the 176th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 153,469 individuals. Boyd is most common among White (63.18%) and Black (30.77%) individuals.

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