What 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.
Corey▲ has 2 more related forms via Godfrey, Kory: Korrey and Korry.Kreatif forms: Cerey, Coreyce, Coreyro. [more]
How 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)
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)
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.