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pinWhat does Corey mean?

Corey /co-rey/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Corey) is pronounced KOR-ee. It is of Old Norse origin. From an English surname derived from an Old Norse personal name Kori. Of uncertain meaning. It may also derive from the Germanic name Godfrey meaning "God-peace". Also used as a diminutive for Cor- names. Common as a Black name. The name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series "Julia". See also Kory.


pinVariations

Corey has 15 variants: Cor, Coree, Coreonte, Corie, Corley, Correy, Corrick, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Currie, Curry, Korey, Kori and Kory.

Corey has 2 more related forms via Godfrey, Kory: Korrey and Korry.

Kreatif forms: Cerey, Coreyce, Coreyro. [more]

pinHow popular is Corey?

Corey is a very prominent first name for men (#182 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2149 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Corey for boys. Corey was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #56 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #387 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Cory (#696 from recent data), Godfrey, Korey and Kory are the prominent alternative forms of Corey (#387 from recent data). Usage of these relations of Corey was more pronounced in the year 1990 (median #389) and is now much diminished (#816, 70%). Corey is more familiar than the rest, while Cory, Godfrey, Korey and Kory are now somewhat dated. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Corey and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Corey, Cory, Godfrey, Korey, Kory in U.S.

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


pinSimilar Names

Corey is alike in pronunciation to Cairo, Carew, Carewe, Carey, Carrey, Cary, Chiro, Courey, Cowrey, Cowrie, Cowry, Currey, Curro, Kari, Keary, Kerrey, Kerry and Kyrie. Other suggested similar baby names are Carr, Ceri, Ciro, Cobey, Codey, Coley, Coney, Corby, Coren, Corney, Corty, Covey, Coxey, Cree, Crew, Crewe, Croy, Jorey, Morey, Rorey and Torey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Corey.

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