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Rory \r(o)-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Rory), is pronounced ROR-ee. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Rory is "red king". Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ruaidhrí, Ruarí (Irish) or Ruairidh, Ruaraidh (Scottish). Also used as a nickname for Roderick. Literary: tales of Rory O'More, 16th-century rebel chief, are celebrated in Irish poetry. Rorik is a Scandinavian and Slavic form.

Rory has 5 variant forms: Rhory, Rorey, Rorik, Rorric and Rorry.

Suggested similar baby names are Cory, Dory, Jory, Kory, Roy and Tory.


Rory is a somewhat popular first name for males (#629 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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