Meaning and Name Origin
Corey \c(o)-rey\ as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Corey) is pronounced KOR-ee. It is of Old Norse origin. From an English surname derived from the Old Norse personal name Kori. Of uncertain meaning. Corrie and Corre are Scottish surnames. Cori is also used as a prefix in contemporary blended names. Author Corrie ten Boom.
Corey is a very prominent first name for women (#1379 out of 4276, Top 32%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2201 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Corey for girls. Corey entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #649 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Corey and related names. Popular related forms of Corey appearing in the Top 1000 are Cora (#103 last year), Cori, Corrie, Cory, Kora (#691) and Kori (#813). Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 and is somewhat lower today, with the forms Corey, Cori and Corrie becoming less stylish. Cora (#103) and Kora (#691) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation, with Cora going through a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Corey▼ is pronounced similarly to Caree, Carey▼, Carrey, Carry and Cary. Other suggested similar baby names are Cerea, Cherey, Codey, Coley, Cor, Cordey, Cordy, Coren, Corley, Corly, Cree, Dorey, Jorey, Lorey and Torey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Corey.