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Meaning and name origin

Corey \c(o)-rey\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 15 variant forms: Cor, Coree, Coreonte, Corie, Corley, Correy, Corrick, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Currie, Curry, Korey, Kori and Kory.


Corey is a very popular first name for males (#182 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2201 out of 88799, Top 2%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Corey for boys. Corey reached its highest rank of #56 in the U.S. in 1990 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Corey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Corey (#387), Cory (#696), Kory, Godfrey and Korey. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Corey is also pronounced similarly to Carew, Carey, Carrey, Cary, Courey, Cowrey, Cowry, Currey, Korrey and Korry. Other suggested similar baby names are Cobey, Codey, Coley, Coney, Corby, Coren, Corney, Corty, Covey, Coxey, Cree, Crew, Croy, Jorey, Morey, Rorey and Torey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Corey.