[ 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 French, Old Norse, 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 a classic favorite. Today it is still fairly popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. The name's popularity rose from the 1950s up to the 1980s. 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 experienced a substantial fall in popularity. In 2012, its usage was only 0.018% and its ranking #650. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Cory, Corbin was the most commonly used. In 2012, its use outnumbered Cory's by 4 times. Cory has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century. In 1990, 29 times as many baby boys than girls were given the name Cory.
† 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)"