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Rory

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Red King
  • #1353 All Time
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< 1k Rhory (American)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1933 5 0 5
1939 5 0 5
1940 7 0 7
1941 10 0 10
1942 16 0 16
1943 14 0 14
1944 14 0 14
1945 20 0 20
1946 37 0 37
1947 114 41 73
1948 165 43 122
1949 195 45 150
1950 204 41 163
1951 167 32 135
1952 174 12 162
1953 235 22 213
1954 309 13 296
1955 393 17 376
1956 543 34 509
1957 494 19 475
1958 502 16 486
1959 820 17 803
1960 647 11 636
1961 519 14 505
1962 523 14 509
1963 397 9 388
1964 372 9 363
1965 358 5 353
1966 255 0 255
1967 202 0 202
1968 189 18 171
1969 456 105 351
1970 332 51 281
1971 240 36 204
1972 219 32 187
1973 156 24 132
1974 193 27 166
1975 181 21 160
1976 275 33 242
1977 589 51 538
1978 456 39 417
1979 370 28 342
1980 383 28 355
1981 451 26 425
1982 779 42 737
1983 575 40 535
1984 585 38 547
1985 538 39 499
1986 476 32 444
1987 417 27 390
1988 440 34 406
1989 432 39 393
1990 404 31 373
1991 365 31 334
1992 301 29 272
1993 252 24 228
1994 258 35 223
1995 234 30 204
1996 282 40 242
1997 285 45 240
1998 355 53 302
1999 345 59 286
2000 375 85 290
2001 378 142 236
2002 445 187 258
2003 550 234 316
2004 465 201 264
2005 481 198 283
2006 477 231 246
2007 504 244 260
2008 556 275 281
2009 589 287 302
2010 549 245 304
2011 701 288 413
2012 812 248 564
2013 894 284 610
2014 1,073 329 744
2015 1,268 417 851

Want to know about the popularity of the Rory baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,646 babies born with the name Rory in the United States. That's more than enough Rories to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rory" was in 2015 with a total of 851 babies.

According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rory" ranks #107 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of 432 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Rory popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Rory

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

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, and producer specializing in rock, blues, folk, and jazz music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1963 to 1995. Rory was born in 1948 as William Rory Gallagher in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland.

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Rory Culkin

Rory Culkin is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Rory was born in 1989 as Rory Hugh Culkin in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Rory Calhoun

Rory was born in 1922 as Francis Timothy McCown in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Rory was born in 1972 in Syracuse, New York, U.S.

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Rory Kennedy

Rory Kennedy is a documentary filmmaker with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Rory was born in 1968 as Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy in Washington, D.C, United States.

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Rory Delap

Rory Delap is a football biography. Rory was born in 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Rory

Rory Gilmore
Rory Macdonald
Rory Mccann
Rory Kinnear
Rory Mcilroy
Rory Mcilroy Pga Tour
Rory Mcilroy Swing

Alternative Meanings

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for rational, the way you think.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yror". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rryo". 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 Rory born Dec 5, 2007

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 Romania approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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