Meaning and Name Origin
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 (#5797 out of 88799, Top 7%). (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)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cory and affiliated names. 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 the year 1990 and is now significantly less, 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. (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.