Rory Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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I've heard this as a nickname for the names 'Gregory', 'Roreto',
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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.
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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.
Possibly Means "Tall"
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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, Irish-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 Wagner, The tallest person on earth
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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 (or Rory Pond to the Doctor), a companion in Doctor Who
Rory Flanagan, character on Glee.
Daughter on the T.V show "Gilmore Girls"
Rory Hawthorne a character in Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games
Rory Wagon, special ops MLA agent (Agent Everest) in the movie "Where is Like Lemons"