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What does Tory mean?

Tory Pronunciation of Tory [to-ry] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Tory) is pronounced TOR-ee. It is of English origin. Surname based on Tor, Torrence, or Tower. Also short form of Victor.

Affiliated boy name: Torry.

Associated with: surname.


8 related forms via Tor, Torrence, Tower, Victor: Thor, Tore, Torin, Torr, Torrey, Torrin, Torry and Towers.

Creative forms:
(male) Dary, Tury, ..

(female) Todra, Torye, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tory Jamison (T.J.), ..

How popular is Tory?

Tory is a somewhat popular first name for men (#969 out of 1220, Top 79%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#47120 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tory entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #613 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Thor (#1436 from recent data), Tor, Torin (#1296), Torrence, Torrey, Torry and Victor (#160) are the popular alternative forms of Tory ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Tory were favored 105 years ago (average #1759) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1611, 42%), with versions like Victor becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tory, Thor, Torin, Torrence, Torrey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Torry, Victor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tor, Victor outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tory is alike in pronunciation to Taro, Tauro, Terah, Terrey, Terri, Terry, Torey, Torio, Toro, Torrie, Torrio, Toru and Tyree. Other suggested similar names are Amory, Amry, Arry, Ary, Avry, Cary, Corry, Cory, Cowry, Dory, Emory, Fry, Gary, Gery, Horry, Jary, Jorry, Jory, Korry, Kory, Lary, Lorry, Morry, Orry, Rhory, Rorry, Rory, Tay, Tern, Teryn, Thoby, Thorn, Thorp, Tobe, Tobey, Tobi, Toby, Tobyn, Tod, Togo, Tom, Tome, Tomey, Tomm, Tommy, Ton, Toney, Toni, Tony, Toon, Toran, Toren, Toril, Torre, Tov, Tre, Trey, Troy, Turk, Ty, Tyr and Yury. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tory.