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Rory Name Popularity

How popular is the name Rory? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 1,352 5 0.0004%
1945 1,401 5 0.0004%
1946 929 21 0.0014%
1947 837 34 0.002%
1948 628 70 0.0044%
1949 599 87 0.0054%
1950 547 113 0.007%
1951 601 89 0.0052%
1952 564 111 0.0064%
1953 481 167 0.0094%
1954 445 224 0.0123%
1955 381 315 0.0171%
1956 334 459 0.0243%
1957 353 421 0.0219%
1958 347 446 0.0236%
1959 278 786 0.0414%
1960 305 613 0.0324%
1961 360 450 0.0238%
1962 357 457 0.0249%
1963 410 342 0.0191%
1964 426 314 0.0178%
1965 419 301 0.0184%
1966 482 205 0.0131%
1967 537 148 0.0098%
1968 596 119 0.0079%
1969 426 306 0.0199%
1970 491 224 0.0141%
1971 599 142 0.0094%
1972 616 118 0.0087%
1973 804 55 0.0042%
1974 631 116 0.0089%
1975 671 104 0.0081%
1976 531 187 0.0145%
1977 343 486 0.0361%
1978 386 363 0.027%
1979 442 291 0.0206%
1980 457 296 0.0202%
1981 400 371 0.0252%
1982 280 702 0.047%
1983 340 497 0.0337%
1984 344 502 0.0337%
1985 374 449 0.0296%
1986 406 404 0.0268%
1987 463 321 0.021%
1988 456 348 0.0223%
1989 487 342 0.0212%
1990 507 328 0.0198%
1991 557 287 0.0176%
1992 644 208 0.013%
1993 681 179 0.0115%
1994 692 173 0.0113%
1995 727 165 0.0109%
1996 696 182 0.0122%
1997 702 181 0.0122%
1998 597 262 0.0175%
1999 627 237 0.0158%
2000 651 233 0.0153%
2001 752 183 0.0121%
2002 718 200 0.0133%
2003 645 267 0.0176%
2004 726 214 0.014%
2005 748 219 0.0143%
2006 881 172 0.011%
2007 797 220 0.0139%
2008 803 221 0.0143%
2009 767 245 0.0164%
2010 743 249 0.0173%
2011 605 350 0.0246%
2012 479 522 0.0366%
2013 454 579 0.0407%
2014 409 719 0.0493%
2015 373 831 0.0571%
2016 381 793 0.055%
2017 373 828 0.0593%
2018 360 859 0.0625%
2019 350 892 0.0659%

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What names are variants of Rory?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rhory

Red king

Irish

Rorey

Red king

Irish

Rorik

Red king

Irish

Rorric

Red king

Irish

Rorry

Red king

Irish


What names sound like Rory?

If you like how Rory sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Rory.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Royer

Red

Irish


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Siblings of Rory

Mamas with kids named Rory also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

Cole

Charcoal

English

4 Comments

  1. We love the name Rory. It’s unique without being too new or made up. Our Rory is named after his great Uncle Desmond who was a wonderful man. Desmond was born Rory, but changes his name to Desmond at 10 years old when his friend Desmond dies of Polio, but he wanted his memory to live on. That’s just the kind of amazing human he was.

  2. We wanted to honor our two fathers so we needed and R name and a J name. We also wanted a name that complemented our oldest sons name Brayden. Both have an Irish heritage so Rory Jace it was!

  3. Named after his papa Rory who passed away just before he was born.

  4. He was named after his Cheii who passed away right before he was born.
    His full name is Rory Akela-Grey Benally
    Akela for the wolf from the jungle book. (We love to name our kids after books. And Grey, after his brother.


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