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What does Cory mean?

Cory \c(o)-ry\ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Cory) is pronounced KOR-ee. It is of English origin. Surname.


Cory has 2 variants: Corey and Kory.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cory name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Corbin, Corey, Cory, Kory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.