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What does Corey mean?

Corey Pronunciation of Corey as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Corey) is pronounced KOR-ee. It is of Old Norse origin. From an English surname derived from an Old Norse personal name Kori. Of uncertain meaning. It may also derive from the Germanic name Godfrey meaning "God-peace". Also used as a diminutive for Cor- names. Common as a Black name. The name became popular in the 1960s due to the character Corey Baker on the television series "Julia". See also Kory.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, surname, old, peace, black (dark), popular (famous)


VARIANTS Cor, Coree, Coreonte, Corie, Corley, Correy, Corrick, Corrie, Corry, Cory, Currie, Curry, Korey, Kori, Kory


(male) Coro, ..

(female) Coro, ..

Corey Tzvi (C.T.), ..

How popular is Corey?

Corey is a very prominent first name for men (#182 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2149 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Corey was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #56 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #469 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry, Cory (#904 FROM RECENT DATA), Curry, Godfrey, Korey (#1882), Kori and Kory are the prominent alternative forms of Corey (#469). Adoption of these relations of Corey was more pronounced 3 decades ago (MEDIAN #1266) and is now much diminished (#1750, 92.8%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corey, Corie, Correy, Corrie, Corry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cory, Curry, Godfrey, Korey, Kori, Kory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Corey is alike in pronunciation to Carew, Carewe, Carey, Carrey, Cary, Courey, Cowrey, Cowrie, Cowry, Currey, Curro, Kerrey, Kerry, Korrey and Korry. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bogey, Carel, Carley, Carney, Casey, Cobby, Cobey, Coby, Codey, Coe, Colbey, Cole, Colet, Coley, Coney, Conley, Conroy, Conwy, Cope, Corben, Corby, Cord, Corday, Coren, Corin, Cork, Cornel, Corney, Cort, Cortes, Cortney, Corty, Corwyn, Coty, Covey, Coxey, Coy, Coye, Cree, Crew, Croy, Curley, Elrey, Frey, Garey, Grey, Jorey, Kobey, Kodey, Morey, Morley, Morrey, Roley, Rorey, Sorley, Tobey, Tomey, Toney, Torey and Torrey. These names tend to be less frequently used than Corey.