Meaning and name origin
Corey \c(o)-rey\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 popular first name for females (#1379 out of 4276, Top 32%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2201 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Corey for girls. Corey reached its highest rank of #649 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Corey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cora (#103), Kora (#691), Kori (#813), Cory, Corrie, Corey and Cori. (2014 statistics).
Corey▼ is also pronounced similarly to Caree, Carey▼, Carrey, Carry, Cary, Coree and Correy. 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 commonly used than Corey.