What does Corey mean?
Corey [corey] 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.
2 more related forms via Godfrey, Kory: Korrey and Korry.Creative forms:
(male) Coro, Cosrey, ..
(female) Conay, Coro, .. Middle name pairings:
Corey Marcellus (C.M.), ..
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. Demographics)
Corey was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #56 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #415 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry, Cory (#724 from recent data), Curry, Godfrey, Korey (#1626), Kori and Kory (#1823) are the prominent alternative forms of Corey (#415 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Corey was more pronounced 3 decades ago (median #1266) and is now much diminished (#1689, ▼90.7%).
Corey▼ is alike in pronunciation to Carew, Carewe, Carey▼, Carrey, Cary▼, Courey, Cowrey, Cowrie, Cowry, Currey, Curro, Kerrey and Kerry▼. Other suggested similar names are Bogey, Carel, Carley, Carney, Casey▼, Cobby, Cobey, Coby▼, Codey▼, Coe, Colbey, Cole, Colet, Coley, Coney, Conley, Conroy, Conwy, Cope, Corben, Corby, Corbyn, Cord, Corday, Coren, Corin, Cork, Cornel, Corney, Cort, Cortes, Cortney, Corty, Corwyn, Coty▼, Covey, Coxey, Coy▼, Coye, Cree, Crew▲, Croy, Curley, Elrey, Frey, Garey, Grey▲, Hobey, Jorey, Kobey, Kodey, Morey, Morley, Morrey, Roley, Rorey, Sorley, Tobey, Tomey, Toney, Torey and Torrey▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Corey.