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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ory

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Alt. Meaning

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Ory




Notable Persons With the Last Name Ory

Meghan Ory is an actress. She has been prominent since 1999. Meghan was born on August 20th, 1982 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Kid Ory was a traditional creole and jazz bandleader, composer, and promoter. His career lasted from 1910 to 1971. Kid was given the name Edouard Ory on December 25th, 1886 in La Place, Louisiana, United States. Kid is also known as Edward Ory. He left this life on January 23rd, 1973.


Michel Ory is an amateur astronomer, teacher of physics at the cantonal school porrentruy, and amateur astronomy. Michel was born on April 18th, 1966 in Develier, Switzerland.


Pascal Ory is a teacher. Pascal was born in 1948 in Fougères.


Gisele was born on April 6th, 1956.


Carlos was born on April 27th, 1923. He left this life on November 11th, 2010.


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Popularity of Ory as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ory U.S.
  White 93.08% 64.26%
  African American 2.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ory

People with the last name Ory are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ory

  • How Popular is the name Ory? Ory is the 31,058th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ory was the 24,934th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ory have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 147 babies born with the first name Ory in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ory to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ory? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ory first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ory is Thursday, August 9th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Ory born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ory was in 1986 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Ory Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ory is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Ory: Your name in reverse order is Yro. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ory. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ory? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 997 people with the last name Ory.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ory? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ory as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k 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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