Cory - Meaning of Cory
[ 2 syll. co-ry, cor-y ] The baby boy name Cory is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is KAOR-iy- †. Cory is used predominantly in the English and Latin languages, and it is derived from Old Norse, Old French, and Irish Gaelic origins.
Cory is a variant of the name Corbin (English).
Cory is also a variant spelling (English and Latin) of the name Corey (English).
Cory is also a pet form of the name Cornell (English and French).
Cory is also a variant of the name Corrigan (English).
Cory is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1988, 0.314% of baby boys were given the name Cory. Its ranking then was #59. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2012, within the group of boy names directly linked to Cory, Corbin was the most popular. There were times from 1981 to 1981 that the name Cory was given more often to girls, but it is more popular as a baby boy name today. In 1989, baby boys named Cory outnumbered girls by 29 times.
† Pronunciation for Cory: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"