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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Korey

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  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Korey means "Man of everything for all" and is of Unknown origin.
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Wiktionary

20th century American variant of Cory.

  1. (rare) A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Korey

Korey Cooper is a christian rock and alternative rock musician. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Korey was given the name Korene Marie Pingitore on July 21st, 1972.

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Korey Stringer was a football player for the Minnesota Vikings. His career lasted from 1995 to 2000. Korey was born on May 8th, 1974 in Warren, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on August 1st, 2001.

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Korey Toomer is an athlete for the Oakland Raiders. He was most prominent from 2014 to present. Korey was born on December 9th, 1988 in Las Vegas Valley.

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Korey Smith is a soccer player for the Bristol City F.C., Norwich City F.C., Barnsley F.C., Yeovil Town F.C., and Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Korey was born on January 31st, 1991 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, UK.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Korey was born on August 5th, 1983 in Mountain Home, Idaho.

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Korey Rowe is a film producer and soldier. Korey was born Korey Rowe on March 3rd, 1983 in Oneonta, New York, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Korey

Tinsel Korey is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 2004 to 2004. Tinsel was born Tinsel Korey on March 25th, 1980 in Toronto.

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William was born on June 16th, 1922. He died on August 26th, 2009.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 5 0 5
1955 6 0 6
1956 8 0 8
1957 10 0 10
1958 10 0 10
1959 14 5 9
1960 18 7 11
1961 25 0 25
1962 34 9 25
1963 28 7 21
1964 25 7 18
1965 26 5 21
1966 25 0 25
1967 35 5 30
1968 70 6 64
1969 145 18 127
1970 158 18 140
1971 154 19 135
1972 121 21 100
1973 136 24 112
1974 140 26 114
1975 184 26 158
1976 186 30 156
1977 289 41 248
1978 201 28 173
1979 188 24 164
1980 249 33 216
1981 198 24 174
1982 194 27 167
1983 224 18 206
1984 231 30 201
1985 359 42 317
1986 356 46 310
1987 400 42 358
1988 430 37 393
1989 526 41 485
1990 551 44 507
1991 477 42 435
1992 402 37 365
1993 424 47 377
1994 361 31 330
1995 379 45 334
1996 333 38 295
1997 248 26 222
1998 260 23 237
1999 270 32 238
2000 218 23 195
2001 277 21 256
2002 261 22 239
2003 248 23 225
2004 192 15 177
2005 220 13 207
2006 210 22 188
2007 155 14 141
2008 185 15 170
2009 153 13 140
2010 148 13 135
2011 133 9 124
2012 142 12 130
2013 133 18 115
2014 105 14 91
2015 117 19 98
2016 123 19 104
2017 84 12 72

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Popularity of Korey as a first name

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Popularity of Korey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Korey U.S.
  White 91.11% 64.26%
  African American 4.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Korey

People with the last name Korey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Korey

  • How Popular is the name Korey? Korey is the 2,235th most popular name of all time. As a last name Korey was the 56,710th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Korey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,217 babies born with the first name Korey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Korey to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Korey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Korey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Korey is Monday, January 26th, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Korey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Korey was in 1990 with a total of 507 babies.
  • Random Korey Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Korey is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Korey: Your name in reverse order is Yerok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryoek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Korey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 360 people with the last name Korey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Korey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Korey as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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