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pinWhat does Rory mean?

Rory /ro-ry/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' 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 variants: Rhory, Rorey, Rorik, Rorric and Rorry.

Rory has 33 more different relations via Roderick: Broderick, Brodrick, Brodryck, Rhoderick, Rhodric, Rod, Rodd, Rodderick, Roddie, Roddric, Roddrick, Roddy, Roderic, Roderich, Roderigo, Roderik, Roderyck, Rodric, Rodrick, Rodrigo, Rodrigue, Rodrigues, Rodriguez, Rodrik, Rodrique, Rodriquez, Rodryck, Rodryk, Roric, Rorick, Rurek, Rurik and Ruy.

Kreatif forms: Rery, Rocry, Rore. [more]

pinHow popular is Rory?

Rory is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#629 out of 1220, Top 52%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#134929 out of 150436, Top 90%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Rory for boys. Rory entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #416 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rory name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Rory and related names. Prominent variation forms of Rory (#416 last year) rated in the Top 1000 are Broderick (#973 last year), Rod, Roderick, Rodrick and Rodrigo (#488). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3703%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1872%, 49.5% less), with the versions Rod, Roderick and Rodrick becoming less in vogue. Rodrigo (#488) and Rory (#416) are two of the more chic birth names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rory, Broderick, Rod, Roderick, Rodrick, Rodrigo in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Cory, Dory, Jory, Kory, Roy and Tory. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rory.