What does Rory mean?
Rory /ro-ry/ [2 sylls.] 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). Compare surname Rary.
Rory has 1 variant: Rora.more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rory for girls. Rory was first listed in 2003 and reached its highest position of #840 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Aurea, Aurora (#116 the previous year), Aurore, Ora and Zora are the popular related forms of Rory (#840 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.3448%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.174%, down 49.5%), with the versions Aurea, Ora and Zora becoming less stylish. Aurora (#116) is the most chic baby name in this compilation, with this name going through a revival in usage. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Rory and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)