Kory

First Name
15k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
439
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kory

"Kory" is a name of American origin, and it means "Hollow". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Wiktionary

20th century American variant of Cory.

  1. (rare) A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Kory

Kory Sheets is a football player for the Free agent. Kory was born on March 31st, 1985 in Manchester, Connecticut.

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Kory was born on March 22nd, 1985 in Van Wert, Ohio.

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Kory was born in Richmond, Virginia. Kory is also known as Rainman; Chavis and Trevor.

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Kory Stamper is a lexicographer, editor for merriam-webster, lexicography, merriam-webster, and lexicographerand editor formerriam-webster.

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Kory was born on February 27th, 1962.

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Kory Minor is an athlete for the Carolina Panthers. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to 2002. Kory was born on December 14th, 1976 in Inglewood, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kory

Kaye was born on April 18th, 1947 in Chicago.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1952 5 0 5
1953 7 0 7
1954 9 0 9
1955 16 0 16
1956 23 0 23
1957 40 6 34
1958 51 6 45
1959 61 14 47
1960 60 0 60
1961 77 12 65
1962 91 13 78
1963 94 14 80
1964 85 12 73
1965 112 8 104
1966 78 0 78
1967 99 11 88
1968 134 14 120
1969 233 25 208
1970 235 14 221
1971 226 19 207
1972 235 29 206
1973 228 25 203
1974 250 24 226
1975 289 35 254
1976 310 35 275
1977 374 39 335
1978 335 32 303
1979 344 44 300
1980 349 32 317
1981 347 27 320
1982 350 33 317
1983 338 24 314
1984 373 36 337
1985 440 30 410
1986 506 49 457
1987 562 44 518
1988 594 26 568
1989 651 50 601
1990 624 26 598
1991 597 32 565
1992 491 31 460
1993 462 28 434
1994 437 34 403
1995 392 27 365
1996 354 23 331
1997 333 22 311
1998 321 26 295
1999 261 16 245
2000 246 12 234
2001 222 15 207
2002 174 12 162
2003 181 12 169
2004 155 12 143
2005 167 12 155
2006 148 9 139
2007 138 13 125
2008 125 6 119
2009 103 7 96
2010 86 6 80
2011 95 9 86
2012 80 8 72
2013 87 12 75
2014 88 14 74
2015 98 17 81
2016 94 22 72
2017 74 9 65

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Popularity of Kory as a first name

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Popularity of Kory as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kory U.S.
  White 90.21% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kory

People with the last name Kory are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kory

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  • How Popular is the name Kory? Kory is the 1,966th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kory was the 48,160th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kory have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,244 babies born with the first name Kory in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kory to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kory? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kory first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kory is Monday, September 16th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Kory born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kory was in 1989 with a total of 601 babies.
  • Random Kory Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kory ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 9 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Kory: Your name in reverse order is Yrok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ykor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kory? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 439 people with the last name Kory.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kory? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kory as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k 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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