[ 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 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 2016, 0.024% of baby girls were named Rory. It had a ranking of #637 then. Within all girl names in its family, Rory was the most popular in 2016. 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 95% more boys than girls who were named Rory in 2015.
† Pronunciation for Rory: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"