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Cory

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132k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
6k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cory

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

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An English patronymic surname derived from an Old Norse given name Kori of uncertain meaning. In Ireland Anglicised from Irish Ó Comhraidhe, "descendant of Comhraidhe", a name with equally uncertain meaning.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. (less common than the male name) A female given name transferred from the surname, also a pet form of Cora, Corinne and similar sounding names.

Notable Persons Named Cory

Cory Monteith was an actor and musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2004. Cory was given the name Cory Allan Michael Monteith on May 11th, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He left this life on July 13th, 2013.

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Cory Booker is a Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Member of the Newark City Council, from the Central Ward, Mayor ofNewark, and Member of theNewark City Council. Cory was given the name Cory Anthony Booker on April 27th, 1969 in Washington, D.C.

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Cory Michael Smith is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2009. Cory was born on November 14th, 1986 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Cory Doctorow is a science fiction and cyberpunk derivatives writer. Cory was born on July 17th, 1971 in Toronto.

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Cory Gardner is a from Colorado, United States Senator, fromColorado, and United States Senate. Cory was born on August 22nd, 1974 in Yuma, Colorado.

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Cory Joseph is a basketball player for the Toronto Raptors, →Austin Toros, and San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Cory was born on August 20th, 1991 in Toronto.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cory

William Cory was a writer. William was born on January 9th, 1823 in Great Torrington. He passed away on June 11th, 1892.

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Suzanne was born on March 11th, 1942.

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Peter deCarteret Cory is a Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Peter was born on October 25th, 1925 in Windsor, Ontario.

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Kate was born on February 8th, 1861 in Waukegan, Illinois. She died on June 12th, 1958.

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John Cory was a philanthropist, coal-owner, and ship-owner. John was born on March 18th, 1828 in Bideford, Devonshire, England. He died on January 27th, 1910.

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Robertryan Cory is an animator. Robertryan was born in Austin, Texas. Robertryan is also known as Robert Ryan Cory and Robertryan Cory.

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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 63 15 48
1951 84 20 64
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 487 47 440
1968 777 61 716
1969 1,873 91 1,782
1970 1,867 103 1,764
1971 2,090 102 1,988
1972 2,102 145 1,957
1973 2,194 159 2,035
1974 2,504 176 2,328
1975 2,793 222 2,571 #99 boy name
1976 3,429 243 3,186 #83 boy name
1977 4,530 272 4,258 #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 3,572 213 3,359 #90 boy name
1982 3,415 177 3,238 #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 5,125 257 4,868 #68 boy name
1987 6,060 210 5,850 #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 4,604 170 4,434 #83 boy name
1993 4,132 135 3,997 #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 1,758 55 1,703
2000 1,530 35 1,495
2001 1,296 33 1,263
2002 1,149 30 1,119
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 390 13 377
2014 365 9 356
2015 350 11 339
2016 331 14 317

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Popularity of Cory as a first name

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Popularity of Cory as a last name

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Common last names for Cory

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cory U.S.
  White 92.24% 64.26%
  African American 2.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cory

People with the last name Cory are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cory

  • How Popular is the name Cory? Cory is the 532nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cory was the 5,867th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cory have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 131,674 babies born with the first name Cory in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cory to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cory? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Cory first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cory is Thursday, March 12th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Cory born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cory was in 1989 with a total of 6,451 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cory!
  • Random Cory Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cory ranks 88th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 58 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Cory: Your name in reverse order is Yroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Orcy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cory? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,879 people with the last name Cory.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cory? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Cory as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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