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.

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A strong, spirited name for a girl.

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Ro, Roar

Meanings and history of the name Rory: | Edit

Rory is an Anglicized form of the Irish name Ruaidhri, which was the name of the last high king of Ireland, who got his name from his red hair ("ruaidh" means "red" and "ri" means "king").

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Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy (born December 12, 1968) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer. She is the youngest of the eleven children of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy.

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Lorelai "Rory" Gilmore, played by actress Alexis Bledel, is one of the main characters on the TV show, The Gilmore Girls.

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