Rory - Meaning of Rory
[ 2 syll. ro-ry, ror-y ] The baby girl name Rory is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being slightly more popular. 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.
Rory is a somewhat popular baby girl name. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 2010s. At the modest height of its usage in 2011, 0.015% of baby girls were named Rory. It had a ranking of #900 then. Within all girl names in its family, Rory was the most popular in 2011. Though there were times from 2008 to 2008 when more girls than boys were given the name Rory, the name is today somewhat more frequently used for boys. There were 0.709% more boys than girls who were named Rory in 2009.
† Pronunciation for Rory: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"