Those colonists who supported independence from the monarchy of King George III were called Patriots.
Loyalists were American colonists who supported the English as opposed to Patriots who supported independence from England.
The patriots were for independence. Those who were loyal to the king were called loyalists.
These people were called a loyalist or Tory.
The colonists who supported the war for independence against Great Britain were called Patriots. Those who didn't support the war were called Tories or Loyalists.