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What does Cory mean?

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

Associated with: surname


Cory has 2 variants: Corey and Kory.

Related boy name: Corbin.

Cory has 1 feminine form: Kori.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Comry, Coro, ..

(female) Cony, Coryya, ..

How popular is Cory?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Cory for boys. Cory entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #67 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #696 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 are Corbin (#203 from current records), Corey (#387) and Kory (#1958). Usage of these relations of Cory was at its highest in 1990 (adoption of 0.7%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.2%, 77% less), with forms like Corey becoming somewhat dated. Corbin is the most chic name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cory, Corbin, Corey, Kory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cory is alike in pronunciation to Cairo, Carew, Carey, Carrey, Cary, Chiro, Coree, Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry, Courey, Cowrey, Cowrie, Cowry, Currey, Curro, Curry, Kari, Keary, Kerry, Korey, Kori, Korrey and Korry. Other suggested similar names are Arry, Avry, Camry, Carly, Carr, Caryl, Ceri, Ciro, Cloy, Cob, Cobb, Cobe, Cobey, Cobi, Coby, Cody, Col, Cole, Coll, Colyn, Conn, Conwy, Cope, Cor, Corby, Cord, Coren, Cork, Corley, Cort, Corty, Corwyn, Coty, Court, Coy, Croy, Dory, Emory, Fry, Gery, Horry, Jorry, Jory, Lary, Lorry, Morry, Rhory, Rory, Tory and Yury. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cory.