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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Cory, Korey, Kory

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Comments and insights on the name Corey: | Edit

Corey is a not-too-common, handsome, masculine name perfect for a baby boy. While it is sometimes used as a female name, it much better suits a male. Pronounced Core-ee.

Personal experiences with the name Corey: | Edit

A really good friend of mine's name is Corey. He is SUPER adorable! ...Sorry. But he is! This name suits him SO, SO, SO, SO well! I personally think that it sounds friendly, cute, and altogether very masculine. Corey is NOT a girls' name. It's just not. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it, though, it's totally awesome!!!! :D (My friend Corey inspired this love for his name that was destined to be awakened from inside me). =)

Nicknames for Corey: | Edit

Core, Corndog, Cujo.

Meanings and history of the name Corey: | Edit

Meanings of the name "Corey".

Scottish:
Seething pool.

American:
Seething pool.

Gaelic:
Ravine.

English:
Hill hollow.

Anglo-Saxon:
Chosen.

Irish:
From the round hill or hollow.

Famous real-life people named Corey: | Edit

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.

Corey in song, story & screen: | Edit

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

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