Meaning and name origin
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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#629 out of 1220, Top 52%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rory for boys. Rory reached its highest rank of #416 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rory and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rory (#416) and Roderick. (2014 statistics).