What does Cory mean?
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Corbin.
Cory has 1 feminine form: Kori.
Cory is a very prominent first name for males (#229 out of 1220, Top 19%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5584 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Cory for boys. Cory entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #67 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #696 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Cory (#696 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Corbin (#203 the previous year), Corey (#387) and Kory. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in 1990 (usage of 0.766%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.4285%, down 44.1%), with the forms Cory and Kory becoming less trendy. Corbin (#203) and Corey (#387) are two of the more chic names for newborns among these. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Cory and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Cory▼ is alike in pronunciation to Carey▼, Cary▼, Coree, Corie, Correy, Corry, Courey, Cowrey, Cowry, Curry, Korey▼, Kori and Korry. Other suggested similar baby names are Carr, Ceri, Ciro, Coby▼, Cody, Cor, Corby, Cord, Cork, Cort, Corty, Coty▼, Coy▼, Croy, Dory, Jory, Rory and Tory▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cory.