Rory name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Rory

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  1. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Rory is of Welsh origin and means "Red King, red haired, born of flame".
  2. According to 5 people from all over the world, the name Rory is of Irish / Gaelic origin and means "Red king".
  3. A user from Alaska, U.S. says the name Rory is of Irish origin and means "red king a red head".
  4. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Rory means "Red haired" and is of Irish origin.
  5. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Rory means "Irish chief".
  6. A submission from Canada says the name Rory means "Wings of fire" and is of Gaelic origin.
  7. A submission from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Rory means "Brave" and is of Irish origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ro"ry

Etymology: L. ros roris, dew


Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Ruairidh and Irish Ruairí (“red-haired king”), from Old Irish Ruaidhrí (“red king”).

  1. A male given name from Irish
  2. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Rory

Notable Persons Named Rory

Rory Macdonald

Rory was born on July 22nd, 1989 in Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada. He passed away in 2014.

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy is a golf player.

Rory Kinnear

Rory Kinnear is an actor and playwright. He was most active from 2000 to present. Rory was born as the child of Roy Kinnear and Carmel Cryan on February 17th, 1978 in London, England.

Rory McCann

Rory McCann is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1999. Rory was born on April 24th, 1969 in Glasgow.

Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher was a rock, blues, folk music, and jazz musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin, saxophone, sitar, harmonica, banjo, dulcimer, dobro, Electric sitar, Appalachian dulcimer, and Fender Stratocaster. His career lasted from 1963 to 1995. Rory was given the name William Rory Gallagher on March 2nd, 1948 in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland. Rory is also known as Liam Rory Gallagher. He breathed his last breath on June 14th, 1995.

Rory Regan

Rory Regan is a comics character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rory

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rory

Richard Rory


Fun Facts about the name Rory

  • What name lists does Rory rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rory? Rory is the 1,280th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rory have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,353 babies born with the first name Rory in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rory to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rory? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rory first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rory is Wednesday, August 16th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Rory born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rory was in 2019 with a total of 921 babies.
  • Random Rory Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rory ranks 107th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Rory: The name spelled backwards is Yror. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oyrr. How do you pronounce that?
  • Rory name meaning

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