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Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning "the chosen".
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2005
Seems Celtic to me, just that weird feeling I get when I say it.
-- wolfman  10/26/2005
Corey Feldman and Corey Haim were two popular child actors in the 80's, often paired togetber and called "The Two Coreys".
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Famous bearer of the name is Corey Taylor, the singer of Slipknot.
-- nickyh  7/2/2006
Corey can also be a nickname for Cornelius.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
I think that this is a hideous name. I have no idea why this it's somewhat popular.
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2007
Corey could also be a nickname for any name beginning with Cor-, not just Cornelius.
-- Aqua  4/7/2007
This is also a female name. My mother has a friend, and her name is Corey.
-- bobcat_explorer  4/9/2007
This can be a girl's name, too. I like this name, but it wouldn't seem right on a 40-year-old.
-- Taydbug112  5/15/2007
I love the name Corey, I've given this name to my 2nd son. I live in the UK and everyone here keeps saying that it is a very American sounding name but I always think of it as an Irish name.
-- Jojo123  10/7/2007
Also the name of Alain Delon's character in the Melville film "The Red Circle".
-- Patria-Sue  11/30/2008
I think this is a cute name, although I do shudder when I hear it because it's my ex-boyfriends name. I know like 4 Corey-s, but 1 of them is a girl and the girl and a boy spell it Cory. (I personally like Corey because I'm so used to it.)
-- Anonymous User  2/24/2009
I love this name, I like the weird sound of the R. I have a close friend with this name, it suits him.
-- baileymarissa  4/27/2009
It's alright, it's not one of my favourites but I think it would be cute on a little boy but not a 50 year old, no offence.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2010
I read somewhere that the Old Norse name Kori may have meant "curly-haired".

It doesn't seem strange that people think this name has an Irish "feel" to it, because the Norse did conquer part of Ireland in the Middle Ages and some Scandinavian names are still used in Ireland.
-- keepitreal  1/24/2011
Corey Haim sadly passed away last year. I plan to name my first son Corey after him. Corey is a great name.
-- Missy125  3/12/2011
This is great on a girl too! It should be masculine and feminine on the home page of it!
-- krisscouture  5/4/2011
It should definitely be added to the feminine list as well. I know just as many female 'Corey's as I do males. Also another spelling is Cori. Most 'Corey's I know are very fun to be around and have a vibrant personality.
Love the name.
-- amwriter08  8/10/2011
I always thought of this name as a boy's name. I have a male cousin named Cory. Then I met a female named Corey and now I see it clearly as both male and female names.
-- blake7134  10/25/2011
Could it have something to do with Irish word corradh meaning "spear"?
-- ghamer  12/27/2012
I don't think it's hideous at all. The longest friendship I've ever had was with a guy who used this name. Plus, it's not that common.

The only problem is that it doesn't age well (ex. I don't think it'll be appropriate when he's in his 50s or so).
-- EstherTester  2/3/2013
A famous bearer of this name is voice actor Corey Burton.
-- rjb96  8/9/2013
Huh? This name is only masculine?
I have a good friend whose name is Corey and she is the nicest women you could meet. Very feminine and lady-like. I have always wanted to ask her why she has a name that is so masculine, but I've always thought it rude to ask.
All in all I think it's a good name, better for a boy, but either way!
-- Gio123  10/27/2013
I much prefer this spelling over cory.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  7/10/2014
Cory/Corey/kory/korey is a males name

Kori/korie is just a males name with a prissy spelling. Femininzing the spelling to a males name doesn't change the fact the pronunciation is still there, and unless you are deaf or hard of hearing (no offence) then you would be able to understand that this is completely a males name.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  7/10/2014
Chinese words for Corey are (ke-rui), in English meaning - (gods peace).
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2014
My name is Corie and I am a female. I have never had a problem with people saying it was a masculine name or that "it doesn't age well". When I'm 50 that will be my name and I will be older therefore it will age with me. That's a weird thing to say that it won't age well. Also the name is "hideous"... Not really, just because it's not your name or you don't like it doesn't make it hideous. No it is not common at all especially for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2014
It's pretty nice but doesn't it sound a little babyish?
-- fugfacedmermaid  12/27/2014
I was born in the late 70's & went to school with two Corey's. It always reminded me of apple core.
-- Espy  4/14/2015
The spelling of Cory is fine (I see nothing wrong with it) I just prefer the spelling of Corey more. Maybe because it looks more complete (:
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2015
I'm a woman, born in 1963 and my mother gave me this name. It had nothing to do with the TV show, Julia, either - it came from a song, "Darlin' Corey." It was made famous by the group, The Weavers in the 1960s, but actually goes back as far as the early 20th century. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlin'_Cory). The lyrics don't speak very well for the future of a woman with this name and I asked my mother about that once; she said she didn't care about all that, she just liked the melody of the song and the name about which it was singing. Good enough for me.

And for what it's worth, yes, I was sometimes told that I spelled my name "wrong" or "the boy way," but that never got in my way. In fact, it often served me well - I know of at least one job interview I got in the 1980s because the person reviewing my resume thought I was male - but once I was there, they couldn't very well turn me away. And I got the job :)

As it stands, I go by my whole given name, "Corey-Jan," which usually (but not always) gives people the hint that I'm a girl.
-- coreyjan  8/24/2015
Borrowed from the Irish, Corey is a name of more than one derivation. It is the transferred use of the surname derived from the Gaelic coire (a cauldron, a seething pool, a hollow): hence, “dweller in or near a hollow.” Alternatively, it is an Anglicized form of the var-ious surnames derived from corra (a spear). (http://www.babynamewizard.com/baby-name/girl/corey)
-- coreyjan  8/24/2015

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