Corey Name Meaning & Origin

Corey

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Coree, Cori, Cory

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Meanings of the male name "Corey".

Scottish:
Seething pool.

American:
Seething pool.

Gaelic:
Ravine.

English:
Hill hollow.

Anglo-Saxon:
Chosen.

Irish:
From the round hill or hollow.

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