Corey Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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- Comments and insights on the name Corey
Corey is a not-too-common, handsome, masculine , and Athletically inclined name for a baby boy. Dating back to Irish Roots and Greek philosophy , the name Corey should stand Tall and provide others with a feeling of security, jubilation and trust as he is a born leader and compassionate friend. “Heart is courage , where Courage is blind” A motto, a Creed, THE WAY.
While it is sometimes used as a female name, it much better suits a male. Pronounced Core-ee.
Corey and Royce are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
- Personal experiences with the name Corey
Best friend in grade school was named Cory Duncan. It’s never spelled correctly and I’ve been told by my mother that CORY is a Brand of coffee pots LOL!! Rarely are there ever 2 Variations of Corey in a room at the same time.
- Nicknames for Corey
C. I. , Core, Cornelius, Corazon, Cujo, C-Weed, Swervin Curvin , (Basketball “ IRVIN” ) and C-Dizzle!
- Meanings and history of the name Corey
Meanings of the name "Corey". “Heart is Courage , Where Courage is a Blind. “ Not afraid to go it alone, hollow when needs to be.
From the round hill or hollow.
King of the Olympiad. “King of the Hill” - derives from here.
- Famous real-life people named Corey
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 Taylor- Lead Vocalist for bands Slipknot and Stonesour as well as appearing on numerous racks throughout the music industry.
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 "ThunderCizzle" Williams - Music Artist/Songwriter, Writer, Artist
Corey Crawford, professional ice hockey goaltender (Chicago Blackhawks)
Corey Perry, professional ice hockey player (Anaheim Ducks)
Corey Scherer- Viner, Dancer & Comedian YouTuber
- Corey in song, story & screen
The name "Corey" is used in Taylor Swift's song, "Stay Beautiful," on her self-titled record.