Name: Corey

Origin and Meaning of the Name Corey

  • Meaning:
    God's peace
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Dweller in or near a hollow; spear
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    God's peace
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (KOR ee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Corey)
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Miscellaneous Info for Corey

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Derived from the Irish surname of debated origin.
    It may be derived from the Germanic first name Godfrey (God's peace), and may have been encouraged by the Gaelic 'cuairteoir' (visitor).
    It might also come from the Gaelic 'coire' (a cauldron, a seething pool, a hollow), hence the meaning "dweller in or near a hollow".
    Alternatively, it is an Anglicized form of the various surnames derived from 'corra' (a spear).

    It may also be related to the Old Norse personal name of unknown meaning Kori.

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