Meaning and Name Origin
For more information, see also the related girl name Corey.
Kori has 1 masculine form: Corey.
Kori is a very prominent first name for women (#1670 out of 4276, Top 39%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Kori for girls. Kori entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #638 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #813 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Kori and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Kori (#813 a year ago) are Kora (#691 a year ago), Cory, Corrie, Cori and Corey. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during 1970-1979 and has become significantly lower since, with the versions Corrie, Cori and Corey becoming less stylish. Kora (#691) is the most chic baby name among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Kori is pronounced similarly to Cari▼, Cora▲, Kara▲, Kari▼, Karie, Karri, Kary, Kera, Keri▼, Kerri▼, Kira▲, Kiri, Kiria, Kyra▲, Kyria and Kyrie. Other suggested similar baby names are Dori, Jori, Kodi, Kore, Korin, Lori▼ and Tori▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kori.