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Corey (girl)

What does Corey mean?

Corey Pronunciation of Corey [corey] 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.

Associated with: norse, old, scottish, blended.


Corey has 19 variants: Cori, Coriann, Corianne, Corie, Corri, Corrianna, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Cory, Koree, Korey, Kori, Korie, Korrey, Korri, Korrie, Korry and Kory.

Related girl names: Cora and Kora.

4 more different relations via Cori, Corrie: Cora, Coree, Correy and Kora.

Creative forms:
(female) Colrey, Coro, ..

(male) Coro, Cosen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Corey Miriam (C.M.), ..

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. Demographics)

Corey entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #621 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Corey outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Corey are Cora (#88 from recent data), Cori (#1813), Corie, Corrie, Cory, Kora (#623), Kori (#649) and Korie (#1944). Adoption of these relations of Corey reached its most widespread 135 years ago (average #1616) and is now much diminished (#1457, 53%), with forms like Corrie becoming less stylish. Kora and Kori are two of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corey, Cora, Cori, Corie, Corrie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cory, Kora, Kori, Korie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Corey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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 names are Cacey, Cadey, Caley, Carel, Carely, Caren, Carley, Carly, Carmy, Catey, Cerea, Cherey, Codee, Codey, Cody, Coel, Cole, Coley, Colly, Conney, Conny, Cor, Coral, Coraly, Cordey, Cordi, Cordy, Coreen, Coren, Corene, Corin, Corlee, Corley, Corly, Corryn, Cortney, Cortny, Coryn, Cree, Dodey, Dorey, Glorey, Jobey, Joey, Jorey, Kodey, Lorey, Lovey, Posey, Rosey, Roxey, Sokey, Tobey, Toney, Torey, Torrey and Zooey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Corey.

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