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What does Korey mean?

Korey /ko-rey/ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Korey). Korey's name origin is Old Norse. Korey is an alternate form of Corey (Old Norse). Korey is also a derivative of Kory: see also Cory.

Associated with: norse.


Korey has 11 variants: Coree, Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Currie, Curry, Kori, Korrey and Korry.

Korey has 2 more different relations via Corey, Kory: Cor and Corley.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Karey, Kurey, ..

(female) Koreyka, Kosey, ..

How popular is Korey?

Korey is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1158 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#52403 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Presented below is the birth name history of Korey for boys. Korey entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #438 in the U.S. in 1990, and is currently at #1686. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Korey name in U.S.

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

Corey (#387 via latest list), Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry, Cory (#696), Curry, Kori and Kory (#1958) are the popular alternative forms of Korey (#1686 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Currie, are seldom used. These forms of Korey were popular with parents in 1990 (usage of 0.72%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.07%, 90.3% less), with versions such as Cory becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Korey, Corey, Corie, Correy, Corrie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corry, Cory, Curry, Kori, Kory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Korey is pronounced similarly to Carew, Carey, Carrey, Cary, Courey, Cowrey, Cowry, Currey, Kari, Keary, Kerrey, Kerry and Kyrie. Other recommended names are Amorey, Bodey, Bogey, Cobey, Codey, Coley, Coney, Corney, Covey, Coxey, Dorsey, Elrey, Frey, Garey, Grey, Hobey, Jodey, Joey, Jorey, Kacey, Kaley, Kamrey, Karel, Karney, Karny (see Kearney), Kasey, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerby, Kerem, Key, Kiley, Kirbey (see Kirby), Kirby, Kobe, Kobey, Koby, Kodey, Kody, Kolby, Korbyn, Kord, Kordel, Koren, Koresh, Korin, Kornel, Kort, Kortes, Kortez, Morey, Morley, Morrey, Roley, Rorey, Sorley, Tobey, Tomey, Toney, Torey, Torrey and Trey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Korey.