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What does Morey mean?

Morey Pronunciation of Morey [morey] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and the name Morey means "dark-skinned, Moorish". Morey is a version of Maurice (Latin). Morey is also a variation of Morris (Latin).

Associated with: dark.


Morey has 8 variants: Maureo, Maurie, Maurio, Mauro, Maury, Morrey, Morrie and Morry.

11 more alternative forms via Maurice, Morris: Mo, Moe, Morice, Moricz, Morino, Moris, Moritz, Moriz, Morrel, Morse and Moss.

Creative forms:
(male) Marey, Merrey, ..

(female) Mory, ..

Middle name pairings:
Morey Judson (M.J.), ..

How popular is Morey?

Morey is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#3126 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Maurice (#621 last year), Mauro (#1602), Maury, Moe, Morris (#1548) and Moss are the prominent related forms of Morey (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Morey was well-received among parents 105 years ago (median #1181) and is now much lower. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maurice, Mauro, Maury, Moe, Morris, Moss in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Morey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Morey is pronounced similarly to Mareo, Mario, Maro, Moray, Mori, Morio, Morrow, Murray, Murrey and Murry. Other suggested similar names are Amorey, Bodey, Carey, Cobey, Codey, Coney, Corey, Corley, Correy, Courey, Covey, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Dorsey, Elrey, Frey, Garey, Grey, Hobey, Jodey, Joey, Jorey, Kobey, Korey, Korrey (see Kory), Mabrey, Macey, Marek, Markey, Marly, Marty, Maxey, Mersey, Mikey, Mirek, Modred, Moore, Moorley, Moorly, Mordy, More, Morell, Morfyn, Morgen, Moriel, Morlee, Morley, Morly, Morrley (see Morley), Mort, Morten, Morty, Morven, Morvyn, Mose, Moses, Mozes, Murfey (see Murphy), Roley, Rorey, Sorley, Tobey, Tomey, Torey, Torrey and Trey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Morey.

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