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Corky

First Name
662
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Corky

"Corky" is a name of English origin, and it means "Variant of Corey Hill hollow". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Cork"y
Senses
  1. Consisting of, or like, cork; dry shriveled up."Bind fast hiss corky arms." [Shak.]
  2. Tasting of cork.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin
Wiktionary

cork +‎ -y

  1. (Australia, slang) An injury caused by a blow ("corking").

Notable Persons Named Corky

Corky Ballas is a dancer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to 1996. Corky was given the name Mark Alexander Ballas, Sr. by his parent George Ballas on December 25th, 1960 in Houston.

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Corky Laing is a rock music, hard rock, psychedelic rock, blues rock, and heavy metal music musician and songwriter. He plays Drum kit and Guitar. He was most prominent from 1961 to present. Corky was given the name Laurence Gordon Laing on January 26th, 1948 in Montreal.

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Corky was born on September 9th, 1947 in Alhambra, California.

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Corky Siegel is a blues, third stream, and crossover music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1964. Corky was given the name Mark Paul Siegel on October 24th, 1943. Corky is also known as Siegel and Mark Paul.

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Corky Miller is a baseball. Corky was born on March 18th, 1976 in Yucaipa, California.

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Corky was born on July 3rd, 1936.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Corky

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1928 7 0 7
1929 13 5 8
1931 6 0 6
1933 6 0 6
1935 7 0 7
1936 7 0 7
1937 6 0 6
1940 7 0 7
1941 6 0 6
1942 11 0 11
1943 7 0 7
1944 17 0 17
1945 14 0 14
1946 10 0 10
1947 18 6 12
1948 23 7 16
1949 8 0 8
1950 13 0 13
1951 18 0 18
1952 25 5 20
1953 15 0 15
1954 20 11 9
1955 22 0 22
1956 23 5 18
1957 36 7 29
1958 31 0 31
1959 29 5 24
1960 13 0 13
1961 15 0 15
1962 17 0 17
1963 15 0 15
1964 5 0 5
1965 17 0 17
1966 9 0 9
1967 13 0 13
1968 10 0 10
1969 6 0 6
1970 7 0 7
1971 8 0 8
1972 9 0 9
1973 13 0 13
1974 9 0 9
1975 11 0 11
1976 16 0 16
1977 10 0 10
1978 11 0 11
1979 6 0 6
1980 8 0 8
1985 8 0 8
1986 9 0 9
1990 7 0 7
1991 5 0 5

Fun Facts about the name Corky

  • How Popular is the name Corky? Corky is the 13,451st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Corky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 662 babies born with the first name Corky in the United States. That's more than enough people named Corky to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Corky? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1928 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Corky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Corky is Saturday, August 7th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Corky born? The highest recorded use of the first name Corky was in 1958 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Corky Factoid: According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Corky is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1952.
  • Weird things about the name Corky: Your name in reverse order is Ykroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orykc. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.