Cory: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cory

Cory

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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Corbin, Corey, Corinne

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Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey.
Cory Flintoff, NPR reporter
Cory Monteith, actor, 'Glee'
Cory Mattthews, BOY MEETS WORLD

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