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Rory Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Rory is of Irish and English origin.

The meaning of Rory is "red king".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 416 in baby name popularity for boys with 741 occurrences.  It ranked 840 in popular baby names for girls with 326 occurrences. 

View the Rory Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Rory has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Rory to other names.


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Related Names

Rory is a form of the name Ruairi.

Variants of the name Rory include Rorie.

Other Tidbits

Rory falls into the royal title name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Rory Culkin.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Rory in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Rory.

Just for fun, see the name Rory in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Rory in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.