Corey

Pronunciation: ko-hre-he-e
Origin: Scotland
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Corey is a gender-neutral given name with multiple origins and meanings. It has roots in Gaelic, Irish, and Old Norse languages. In Gaelic, the name is derived from the word "coire," which means "hollow," "in a cauldron," or "seething pool". In Old Norse, it is possibly connected to the personal names "Kori" and "Kári," the former having an unknown meaning and the latter meaning "curl" or "quarrelsome". The name Corey is also related to the Greek word "Kórē," which refers to the Goddess Persephone and means "a maiden". As a surname, Corey has its origins in Irish culture, derived from the word "corradh," meaning "spear," and "Ó Comhraidhe," meaning "son of Comhraidhe" or "descendant of Comhraidhe". The name Corey gained recognition in the late 1960s through the TV show "Julia," which featured a young African-American boy named Corey. It gained further popularity in the 1980s due to teen sensations and movie stars with the name.

Corey Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Corey is currently #502 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Corey is currently #502 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Corey is currently #144 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Corey is currently #144 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Corey is currently #495 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Corey is currently #495 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Corey

  • Corey Stoll: Corey Stoll is an American actor known for his roles in "House of Cards," "Ant-Man," and "The Strain."
  • Corey Taylor: Corey Taylor is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour.
  • Corey Hart: A Canadian musician, Corey Hart is known for his hit singles "Sunglasses at Night" and "Never Surrender."