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What does Corey mean?

Corey /co-rey/ as a boys' name 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.

Associated with: norse, surname, peace, black (dark), popular (famous)

Variations

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:
(male) Coro, Cosrey, ..

(female) Cone, Coro, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Corey for boys. 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 #387 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry, Cory (#696 from recent data), Curry, Godfrey, Korey (#1686), Kori and Kory (#1958) are the prominent alternative forms of Corey (#387 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Corey was more pronounced 2 decades ago (median #1266) and is now much diminished (#1702, 90.3%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corey, Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cory, Curry, Godfrey, Korey, Kori, Kory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.


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