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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Rory? What are her siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Rory
Contribute your knowledge to the name Rory
- Comments and insights on the name Rory
A strong, spirited name for a girl.
- Personal experiences with the name Rory
my best friend's name is Rory Blaire. Shes amazing. practically my other half. im even naming my daughter after her (Aurora but we'll call her Rory for short). She is of average height, is pale, has brown eyes and perfectly curly brown hair with cool ass gray streaks (from vitiligo--she never minded having it. she genuinely looks like a super hero and its awesome).
- Nicknames for Rory
- Meanings and history of the name Rory
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").
- Famous real-life people named Rory
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.
- Rory in song, story & screen
Lorelai "Rory" Gilmore, played by actress Alexis Bledel, is one of the main characters on the TV show, Gilmore Girls.