What does Corey mean?
Corey \c(o)-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 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 (#2201 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Corey and related names. Cory (#696 last year), Godfrey, Korey and Kory are the prominent alternative forms of Corey (#387 last year). Usage of this boy name was at its most widespread in the year 1990 and is now much less, with the versions Cory, Godfrey, Korey and Kory becoming less fashionable. Corey (#387) is the most chic boy name in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Corey▲ is alike in pronunciation to Carew, Carey▼, Carrey, Cary▼, Courey, Cowrey, Cowry and Currey. 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 frequently used than Corey.