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Tory (girl)

What does Tory mean?

Tory Pronunciation of Tory [to-ry] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Tory) has its roots in Japanese and Latin, and the name Tory means "bird; conqueror". Tory is an alternate spelling of Tori (Japanese). Tory is also a form of Victoria (Latin): feminine of Victor.

Associated with: bird, conqueror (queen).


Tory has 9 variants: Torey, Toria, Torie, Torree, Torrey, Torri, Torrie, Torry and Torrye.

1 more relation via Tori, Victoria: Toya.

1 masculine form: Torry.

Creative forms:
(female) Tary, Toryya, ..

(male) Torys, Toty, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tory Kaya (T.K.), ..

How popular is Tory?

Tory is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3237 out of 4276, Top 76%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#47120 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tory entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1182 in the U.S. in 1994, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Victoria (#20 via latest list), Tori (#818), Toya, Torri, Torie, Torey and Torrie are the prominent variation forms of Tory listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Tory were popular as birth names in 1994 (average #1189) and are now significantly less common (#1604, 50.8%), with the version Tori falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tory, Torey, Tori, Torie, Torri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Torrie, Toya, Victoria in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tory is alike in pronunciation to Tara, Tarah, Taree, Tarra, Taura, Teara, Tera, Terah, Terea, Teree, Teri, Terie, Terra, Terrey, Terri, Terry, Terrya, Terrye, Tiara, Tiera, Tora, Tyra, Tyree and Tyria. Other suggested similar names are Cary, Corry, Cory, Dorry, Dory, Eiry, Flory, Glory, Ivory, Jery, Jorry, Kary, Korry, Kory, Lorry, Lory, Mary, Norry, Rory, Tacy, Taryn, Tavy, Teryl, Teryn, Thoby, Thora, Tiny, To, Tobe, Tobey, Tobi, Toby, Toia, Tola, Toma, Tommy, Tona, Toney, Toni, Tony, Tonya, Tonye, Toos, Tova, Tove, Tru and Zary. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tory.

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