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28k
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since 1880

Rory

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Red King
  • #1375 All Time
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< 1k Rhory (American)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1933505
1939505
1940707
194110010
194216016
194314014
194414014
194520020
194637037
19471144173
194816543122
194919545150
195020341162
195116732135
195217512163
195323522213
195430813295
195539317376
195654334509
195749419475
195850116485
195982117804
196064711636
196151914505
196252314509
19633979388
19643729363
19653585353
19662540254
19672020202
196818918171
1969456105351
197033251281
197124036204
197221932187
197315624132
197419327166
197518121160
197627533242
197758951538
197845639417
197936928341
198038328355
198145126425
198277942737
198357540535
198458538547
198553839499
198647632444
198741727390
198844034406
198943239393
199040431373
199136531334
199230129272
199325224228
199425835223
199523430204
199628240242
199728545240
199835553302
199934559286
200037585290
2001378142236
2002445187258
2003550234316
2004465201264
2005481198283
2006477231246
2007504244260
2008556275281
2009589287302
2010549245304
2011701288413
2012812248564
2013892283609
20141,067326741

Want to know about the populiarty of Rory? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,367 babies born with the name Rory in the United States. That's more than enough Rories to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1933 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rory" was in 1959 with a total of 804 babies.

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rory" ranks #84 in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 19 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 647 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Rory" mean?

Rory (Irish): Red King

The name "Rory" is of Irish origin and it means "Red King". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

R is for realist, the way you are.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yror". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yorr". 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.

Where is the name Rory popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rory in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rory

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 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 Calhoun

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

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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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Past life for Rory born Jul 23, 1926

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central Africa approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

Name poster for Rory

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