US Popularity:2202
Origin:Irish
Other Origin(s):Arabic; Greek
Meaning:Priest; Maiden; Troop
Cory is a gender-neutral name with multiple origins. This beautiful pick derives from the Irish word coire, meaning a "troop." Although this translation is admittedly a bit strange, it's only the beginning! Cory may also be rooted in the Greek name Cora, meaning "maiden," and the goddess Persephone. Despite being the queen of the underworld, this daughter of Zeus is forever tied to spring flowers and nature's beauty. Lastly, many may think of the Arabic association to the name Khoury, meaning "priest."

Famous People Named Cory

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  • Cory Monteith
    Musician

Cory Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Cory is currently #1630 on The Bump
Boy:Cory is currently #1167 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Cory is currently #903 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Cory is currently #2202 in U.S. births
Boy:Cory is currently #2464 in U.S. births
Girl:Cory is currently #9763 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#9763
in 2022
+ 4295
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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