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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 is a very popular first name for males (#182 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2201 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Corey for boys (2015 statistics).
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.
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