Rory

Rory - A very unique female name



  May 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rory, meaning red king, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1947 on position #1267. 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 girl name Rory was given to 202 baby girls in 2012, ranking #995 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,996 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rory peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2009 on position 937.



Famous with this name

Rory McCann
Rory Kinnear
Rory Martz


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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 Massachusetts at position #456 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,667.

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.

Rae / Rhea / Riya / Ray / Ria / Raya / Roy / Rio / Rori / Roya /

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
2012995
2011952
20101026
2009937
2008997
20071124
20061120
20051222
20041143
20031027
20021075
20011339
20002025
19992664
19982919
19973968
19962990
19944717
19924710
19914691
19893121
19884151
19873145
19863879
19852689
19842777
19833570
19822528
19803550
19782652
19772074
19763112
19753103
19732961
19721746
19712586
19701891
19691001
19592447
19581903
19572369
19561650
19531839
19511774
19501513
19491253
19481329
19471267

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts456
Virginia548
Oregon601
Missouri628
Kansas628
Indiana707
Ohio771
Pennsylvania773
South Carolina779
Minnesota785
Oklahoma801
Louisiana887
Washington912
New Jersey968
Colorado1000
Maryland1001
Florida1107
New York1253
California1337
Michigan1364
Illinois1422
Texas1459
Georgia1667

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 female 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
2009
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Rory
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 6,996
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1947
2012 births +202

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