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Cory

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189k Corey (Irish)

How popular is the baby name Cory in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1924 7 0 7
1932 5 5 0
1936 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1942 13 0 13
1943 14 0 14
1944 22 5 17
1945 39 8 31
1946 17 0 17
1947 37 12 25
1948 40 14 26
1949 43 17 26
1950 64 15 49
1951 83 20 63
1952 62 16 46
1953 82 19 63
1954 164 25 139
1955 245 37 208
1956 217 33 184
1957 333 50 283
1958 345 61 284
1959 374 64 310
1960 424 70 354
1961 515 69 446
1962 517 77 440
1963 466 71 395
1964 485 55 430
1965 491 41 450
1966 478 35 443
1967 488 47 441
1968 777 61 716
1969 1,873 91 1,782
1970 1,866 103 1,763
1971 2,090 102 1,988
1972 2,103 145 1,958
1973 2,194 159 2,035
1974 2,504 176 2,328
1975 2,792 222 2,570 #99 boy name
1976 3,430 243 3,187 #83 boy name
1977 4,531 272 4,259 #67 boy name
1978 4,129 283 3,846 #73 boy name
1979 3,830 239 3,591 #82 boy name
1980 3,767 214 3,553 #83 boy name
1981 3,571 213 3,358 #90 boy name
1982 3,413 177 3,236 #93 boy name
1983 3,584 183 3,401 #84 boy name
1984 3,719 215 3,504 #83 boy name
1985 4,051 184 3,867 #81 boy name
1986 5,124 257 4,867 #68 boy name
1987 6,059 210 5,849 #62 boy name
1988 6,468 205 6,263 #59 boy name
1989 6,661 210 6,451 #61 boy name
1990 5,955 192 5,763 #67 boy name
1991 5,279 158 5,121 #74 boy name
1992 4,605 170 4,435 #83 boy name
1993 4,131 135 3,996 #94 boy name
1994 3,636 108 3,528
1995 3,110 100 3,010
1996 2,522 77 2,445
1997 2,152 69 2,083
1998 2,130 55 2,075
1999 1,757 55 1,702
2000 1,530 35 1,495
2001 1,296 33 1,263
2002 1,148 30 1,118
2003 949 25 924
2004 833 15 818
2005 790 18 772
2006 671 19 652
2007 728 22 706
2008 627 22 605
2009 557 15 542
2010 454 18 436
2011 377 15 362
2012 380 13 367
2013 388 13 375
2014 364 9 355
2015 347 11 336

Want to know about the popularity of the Cory baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 131,332 babies born with the name Cory in the United States. That's more than enough Cories to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Cory" was in 1989 with a total of 6,451 babies. (That's a lot of baby Cories)

According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cory" ranks #79 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 15 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1982. Across the entire United States a total of 3,413 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Cory popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cory" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cory as well as things modernly associated with the name Cory such as celebrities named Cory.

Origin and Meaning of Cory

The name "Cory" is of Irish origin, and it means "Hollow". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith is an actor and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Cory was born in 1982 as Cory Allan Michael Monteith in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Cory Everson

Cory Everson is a bodybuilder. Cory was born in 1959 in Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Cory Schlesinger

Cory Schlesinger is a NFL player. Cory was born in 1972 in Columbus, Nebraska.

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Cory Buck

Cory was born in 1988.

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Cory Stillman

Cory Stillman is an ice hockey player. Cory was born in 1973 in Peterborough, ON, CAN.

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Cory Sauter

Cory Sauter is a college coach. Cory was born in 1974 in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Cory

Cory Booker
Cory Gardner
Cory Doctorow
Cory Gunz
Cory Hardrict
Cory In The House
Cory In The House Anime
Cory Spangenberg

Alternative Meanings

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yroc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yorc". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Cory born Aug 15, 2012

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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