Rory - boys name

Rory name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Rory name meaning:

The name Rory is of Irish origin and is predominantly used as a boy's name. It is derived from the Gaelic word "ruadh," which means "red-haired." As a result, Rory is often associated with individuals who have fiery or red hair. However, the name can also be used for those without red hair, as it has grown in popularity due to its strong and spirited connotations.

Rory is a name that exudes a sense of energy, bravery, and determination. It often symbolizes a strong-willed and passionate individual who is not afraid to take risks and stand up for what they believe in. The name has historical significance as well, with famous figures like Rory O'Connor, the last High King of Ireland, contributing to its appeal.

In recent years, Rory has become a popular choice for parents looking for a name that is both traditional and unique. It is a versatile name that can suit a range of personalities, from adventurous and outgoing to intelligent and witty. Overall, Rory is a name that carries a hint of distinction and charm, making it a wonderful choice for any boy.

Origin: German

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Unisex names

Related names

Rory , Rori

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 39 out of 4789

1483 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (9)
  • England (40)
  • Wales (48)

Historical popularity of Rory

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