Boyd \bo-yd\ as a boy's name is pronounced boyd. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin. Transferred use of the Irish and Scottish surname. Possibly a place name for the Scottish Isle of Bute, known in Gaelic as "Bod". Also possibly related to Gaelic "buidhe", meaning "yellow, blond". The name was first used as a surname in Scotland in the 13th century. Actor Boyd Gaines.
Boyd has 1 variant form: Boid.