Corey: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Corey

Corey

Pronunciation: KOH-ree (key)

Origin of the name Corey:

Borrowed from the Irish, Corey is a name of more than one derivation. It is the transferred use of the surname derived from the Gaelic coire (a cauldron, a seething pool, a hollow): hence, “dweller in or near a hollow.” Alternatively, it is an Anglicized form of the var-ious surnames derived from corra (a spear). Var: Cori, Corie, Correy, Corry, Cory, Korey, Kory.

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Cory, Korey, Kory

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Corey is my boyfriend. His real name is Corance! Sooo cute! Love it!

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Core, Corndog, Cujo.

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Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were child actors who appeared in a series of films in the 1980s and have gone on to be reality tv stars in recent years.

Corey Frizzell, Nashville based "Artist to The Stars". Nephew of Country Music Stars, Lefty & David Frizzell and son to Country Gospel Great, Allen Frizzell.

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The name "Corey" is used in Taylor Swift's song, "Stay Beautiful," on her self-titled record.

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