Name: Rory

Origin and Meaning of the Name Rory

  • Meaning:
    Red king
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Red king
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (ROR ee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Rory

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Anglicized form of Ruaidhrí.

    As a girl's name, Rory is a pet form of several names including Aurora or Aurelia.

    Famous male Rorys include comedians Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath, and actors Rory Cochrane and Rory Culkin. Famous female Rorys include Robert Kennedy's daughter and Rory (Lorelai) Gilmore, a character on 'The Gilmore Girls'.

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Popularity Rank of Rory (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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