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Rory

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Origin: Celtic
Meaning: Red King

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Rory

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Rory in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Rory:

  • Records indicate that 21,759 boys in the United States have been named Rory since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1959, when 806 people in the U.S. were given the name Rory. Those people are now 57 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

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      4 Positive Comments

  • "This is my name, my father tells me just about every week to be proud of it and it means "great red warrior" from my irish herritage, I also will spell it ruairi to confuse people." Apr. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Rory and I love it!!! I did meet someone a while ago with the same name but with the traditional gaelic spelling... Ruaridh. I liked his better ;-)" Feb. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name....have had many comments on it over the years. Quite individual but also strong and empowering. Does tend get confused with Roy tho quite a bit and the odd Rudy here and there lol :)" Jul. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This name is gr8! how eva it can also be spelt ruairi! lol" Dec. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Thats my brothers name, I love it. But, when ever I tell people my siblings' names and I always have to repeat my brother's. "What? Rory?" "Yes RORY!" "Oh! Like from Gilmore Girls!" O.O lol" Sep. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name (Rory) and have tracked the entymology of it through its Irish roots; but that doesn't mean that everyone else knowns its origins... namely that its a masculine name. I can't count the amount of times that I have been told, "that sounds like a girls name". Yeah, when the waitress calls out Rory "Gilmore" (from the tv show Gilmore Girls) as she brings your food just to screw with you... you know your name -albeit cool and rarely heard- is sadly confused. But I would change my name for the world." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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