What does Corey mean?
Corey /co-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.
How popular is Corey?
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 (#2149 out of 150436, Top 1%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular related forms of Corey are Cora (#103 from recent data), Cori, Corrie, Cory, Kora (#691) and Kori (#813). Usage of these relations of Corey reached its most widespread during the years 1970-1979 (average #752) and is almost as conventional today (#801, ▼20%), but with the forms Corey, Cori and Corrie becoming less stylish. Cora and Kora are two of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation, with Cora going through a revival in usage. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Corey and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Corey▼ is pronounced similarly to Cara▼, Carah, Caree, Carey▼, Cari▼, Carie, Caro, Carree, Carrey, Carri, Carry, Cary, Karee, Karry, Kary, Keree, Kerrey and Kerry▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Cerea, Cherey, Codey, Coley, Conney, Cor, Coral▼, Cordey, Cordi, Cordy, Coren, Corlee, Corley, Corly, Cree, Dorey, Glorey, Jobey, Jorey, Lorey, Posey, Rosey, Tobey, Torey and Zooey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Corey.