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Origin: France
Region Origin: Western 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.

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