Rory: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rory

Rory

Pronunciation: ROH-ree (key)

Origin of the name Rory:

Anglcized form of Ruairí (red, rust-colored). The name was born by Rory O'Conor, the last high king of Ireland, who reigned from 1166 - 1170.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Rúaidhrí, Ruairí, Ruaridh, Roderick

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Comments and insights on the name Rory: | Edit

I've heard this as a nickname for the names 'Gregory', 'Roreto',

Personal experiences with the name Rory: | Edit

My little brother's name is Rory. It is a very strong, unique name that suits him perfectly. Upon hearing his name, people already assume that he is a smart, competent, brave person, and he is. I think it takes a special little boy to wear this name.

Nicknames for Rory: | Edit

Rorz
Roreto

Meanings and history of the name Rory: | Edit

In Teutonic the meaning of the name Rory is: Famous ruler.
Rory means "Red King" in Irish Gaelic.
Rory means the "Red Rebel Chief" Rory O'More who is celebrated in Irish poetry.

Famous real-life people named Rory: | Edit

Rory O'More is the Sixteenth century "Rebel Chief"
Rory O'Hanlon, Irish politician
Rory Culkin, American actor (brother of Macaulay and Kieran)
Rory Calhoun, American film actor
Rory O'Malley, American musical theater actor.
Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish professional golfer.
Rory Gallagher, Irish rock musician/guitar player
Rory McCann, Scottish Actor
Rory Gates, son of Microsoft's Bill Gates
Rory Kinnear, British actor
Rory Mcilroy, British Pro Golfer

Rory in song, story & screen: | Edit

the son on the television show "eight simple rules for dating my teenage daughter"
In episode 20 of the 6th season of The Simpsons ("Two Dozen and One Greyhounds"), Mr. Burns remarks that one of the puppies reminds him of Rory Calhoun
Rory Williams, a character in Doctor Who
Rory Flanagan, character on Glee.

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