Cory 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.
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May be used as an independent name, or as a short form of Cora, Coral, Corinne, or Corinna. Alternate spellings are Corey and Corie.
- Famous real-life people named Cory
Cory (born Corazon) Aquino, former president of the Philippines
Cory Kennedy, American fashion model
Cory Everson (born Corinna Kneuer), American actress and bodybuilder
Cory Quirino (born Socorro Alicia Rastrollo Quirino), Philippine media personality
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"Darlin' Cory", American folk song