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Rory (girl)

What does Rory mean?

Rory Pronunciation of Rory [ro-ry] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Rory) is of Latin origin, and the name Rory means "dawn". Rory is an alternate spelling of Aurora (Latin).

Associated with: dawn.


Rory has 1 variant: Rora.

2 more relations via Aurora: Ora and Zora.

1 masculine form: Roderick.

Creative forms:
(female) Rore, Roro, ..

(male) Rore, Roryd, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rory Juniper (R.J.), ..

How popular is Rory?

Rory is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4026 out of 4276, Top 94%) and also a somewhat popular last name for all people (#134929 out of 150436, Top 90%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rory was first listed in 2000 and reached its highest position of #679 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Aurora (#79 from current records), Ora and Zora (#1587) are the popular related forms of Rory (#679 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Rory is at its most widespread presently (usage of 0.3%). Aurora has historically been the top pick of parents, though Rory has grown popular as well over time, while versions like Zora have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rory, Aurora, Ora, Zora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cary, Corry, Cory, Dorry, Dory, Eiry, Flory, Glory, Ivory, Jery, Jorry, Kary, Korry, Kory, Lorry, Lory, Mary, Norry, Ray, Remy, Rey, Rhody, Rivy, Roba, Robby, Robi, Robyn, Roch, Roda, Rodi, Roma, Romi, Romy, Rona, Ronay, Roni, Ronny, Ros, Rosa, Rosay, Rose, Rosey, Ross, Rosy, Roxey, Roxi, Roxy, Roya, Roz, Roza, Roze, Rozy, Ruby, Torry, Tory and Zary. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rory.

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