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Rory - Meaning of Rory

What does Rory mean?

Meaning of the name RoryRoreeRuaidhriRorryRorieRuaraidhRuaidriRoreyRuairiRuadriRoriRoreaRuaridhRorrieRuadhriRuairidh

[ 2 syll. ro-ry, ror-y ] The baby girl name Rory is also used, and more frequently so, as a boy name. It is pronounced RAOR-iy- †. Rory's origin is Celtic, and its use, English. The name Rory means 'red king'. It is derived from ruadh meaning 'red' ; ri 'king'. See Rory for more information.

Rory has 15 forms. Forms of the name include Rorea, Roree, Rorey, Rori, Rorie, Rorrie, Rorry, Ruadhri, Ruadri, Ruaidhri, Ruaidri, Ruairi, Ruairidh, Ruaraidh, and Ruaridh.

See also the related categories, red and celtic.

Rory is a rather popular baby girl name. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 2010s. At the modest height of its usage in 2015, 0.021% of baby girls were named Rory. It had a ranking of #679 then. Within all girl names in its family, Rory was the most popular in 2015. Though there were times from 2008 to 2008 when more girls than boys were given the name Rory, the name is today more frequently used for boys. There were 2 times more boys than girls who were named Rory in 2014.

Baby names that sound like Rory include Roree, Rorey, Rori, Rorie, Rahi, Rahie, Rahy, Rai, Raia, Raii, Rannee, Ranni, Rauha, Raya, Rayya, Rea, Reah, Rehann, Rennae, and Rennay.

† Pronunciation for Rory: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"


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