Rory

Rory - A very unique male name



  Sep 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rory, meaning red king, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1944 on position #1590. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rory and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rory? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rory. The baby boy name Rory was given to 516 baby boys in 2012, ranking #486 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,180 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rory peaked in popularity 58 years ago in 1959 on position 278.



Famous with this name

Rory McCann
Rory Culkin
Rory Cochrane


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Rory is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rory is currently topping the baby name charts in Montana at position #185 - and is the least popular in Tennessee at position #998.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rory is where you live.


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Rory origin and meaning

Rory is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means red king. To see famous people named Rory, pop culture references for the name Rory and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rory

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rory, sorted by popularity.

Roy / Ray / Rey / Rio / Ryu / Ryo / Rui / Rhea / Rei / Royer /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012486
2011613
2010757
2009775
2008812
2007806
2006887
2005753
2004728
2003645
2002721
2001756
2000653
1999630
1998601
1997704
1996702
1995733
1994697
1993686
1992648
1991557
1990508
1989490
1988456
1987462
1986406
1985376
1984344
1983342
1982280
1981401
1980459
1979442
1978386
1977344
1976531
1975674
1974633
1973812
1972619
1971601
1970492
1969425
1968598
1967537
1966484
1965419
1964426
1963410
1962357
1961360
1960306
1959278
1958348
1957354
1956333
1955382
1954445
1953484
1952568
1951597
1950552
1949598
1948631
1947843
1946963
19451564
19441590

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana185
Connecticut210
New Hampshire214
Massachusetts265
Ohio301
Minnesota323
Wisconsin326
Washington331
Iowa339
New York343
Idaho353
Illinois353
Colorado354
Oregon359
Kentucky387
Pennsylvania406
Maryland408
Indiana427
Michigan486
New Jersey508
Utah510
Georgia550
Missouri604
California622
Arizona660
Virginia671
Oklahoma698
North Carolina707
Louisiana727
Texas782
Florida858
Tennessee998

Even more about Rory


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rory a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rory?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1959
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Rory
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,180
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1944
2012 births +516

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