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Cory (girl)

What does Cory mean?

Cory Pronunciation of Cory [cory] as a name for girls (also used more widely as boys' name Cory) is of Greek, English and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Cory is "maiden". Cory is an alternate spelling of Cora (Greek): probably a version of Kore. Cory is also a derivative of Coralie (English). Cory is also used as a variation of Corey (Old Norse). See also Kori.

Associated with: greek, norse.


Cory has 17 variants: Coree, Cori, Corie, Correy, Corri, Corrie, Corry, Kora, Koree, Korey, Kori, Korie, Korrey, Korri, Korrie, Korry and Kory.

11 more different relations via Cora, Coralie, Corey: Coralyn, Corena, Corene, Corine, Corisa, Corita, Corynna, Corynne, Coryssa, Kore and Koryne.

1 masculine form: Kory.

Creative forms:
(female) Cery, Ciry, ..

(male) Coril, Coro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cory Kinleigh (C.K.), ..

How popular is Cory?

Cory is a very popular first name for women (#1529 out of 4276, Top 36%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5584 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Cory entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #763 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Cora (#88 from current records), Coralie (#1924), Corena, Corene, Corey, Cori (#1813), Corie, Corine, Corrie, Kora (#623), Kori (#649) and Korie (#1944) are the prominent alternative forms of Cory ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Cory was well-received during 1880-1889 (median #1580) and is now significantly reduced (#1618, 53%). Cora has been the most popular choice, though Kori has grown popular as well over time, while forms such as Corrie are no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cory, Cora, Coralie, Corena, Corene in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Cory is alike in pronunciation to Caera, Cara, Carah, Caree, Carey, Cari, Carie, Caro, Carrey, Carri, Carry, Cary, Charo, Kara, Kari, Karry, Kary, Kera, Keri, Kerry, Kira, Kiri, Kirya and Kyra. Other suggested similar names are Cady, Carmy, Caryl, Caryn, Carys, Casy, Caty, Cay, Cera, Ceri, Cerys, Chery, Cira, Ciri, Clora, Coady, Coco, Codey, Codi, Cody, Coe, Coel, Cole, Coley, Colly, Conny, Cor, Coral, Cordey, Cordy, Corin, Corly, Corryn, Corva, Coryn, Coryna, Cy, Cyra, Dorry, Dory, Flory, Glory, Ivory, Jorry, Lorry, Lory, Mary, Norry, Rory, Torry and Tory. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cory.

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