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Meaning and Name Origin

Kori \k(o)-ri\ as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Kori) is pronounced KOR-ee. It is of Greek origin. Variant of Cory.


Kori has 7 variants: Koree, Korey, Korie, Korri, Korrie, Korry and Kory.

For more information, see also the related girl name Corey.

Kori has 10 more related forms via Cory: Coree, Corey, Cori, Corie, Correy, Corri, Corrie, Corry, Kora and Korrey.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kori name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Corey, Cori, Corrie, Cory, Kora, Kori in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.