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Rory is a girl on the T.V. show "The Gilmore Girls." In the show Rory is a nickname for Lorelai.
breakofday  12/16/2005
Rory can be a nickname for Lorelai, Gloria or Glory, Victoria, Caroline, and others.
angelsariel  12/31/2005
Baby name guru and author Pamela Redmond Satran has a daughter named Rory.
― Anonymous User  1/25/2006
This a lame name/nickname. Only because it reminds me of that show Gilmoreg Girls - I hate it! Rory is definitely a name for a boy though that will never take away its lameness.
― Anonymous User  4/3/2006
Rory sounds like a nickname for a boy named Roland Richard. And I happen to have met a boy named Roland Richard, Richard was his middle name and funnily enough his last name was Richards! So, everybody called him "Rory" because well, it fitted him. To me, Rory is the person you like to know and you either like (but not love) or hate; he's dull, unflappable, down-to-earth...that's Rory.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2006
I like the name Rory for a boy. I myself wouldn't use it for a girl.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Rory is the name of a lion cub at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2006
This is a really sweet name but I think it is not a very good girls name. It's wonderful for a male though!
― Anonymous User  5/7/2006
Rory is a great name for a boy. I wouldn't use it for a girl.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2006
I adore this name for boys. It sounds so strong and masculine, and is NOT unisex. Sorry, but it's for the guys. I'd bet anything Rory's usage for girls began on the Gilmore Girls. A TV show! Come on.
(My above comment may have been slightly offensive. Sorry.)
Mithos514  5/16/2006
I prefer the name Rory for a boy but like it as a nickname for Aurora. I don't think I would use it as an independent name for a girl.
Missy  5/22/2006
I love the name Rory for a girl. It seems much too feminine to be a boy's name. When I think of this name I think of a cute little girl.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2006
This is a great boys name. Very masculine. Not a great name for a girl.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2006
I like Rory as a nickame for Aurora. I don't think it should be a given name to a girl though.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2006
RORY is also a nickname for Riordan, Reardan, and Rordan.
LimeGreen  7/10/2006
This is the name of the son on "8 Simple Rules (For Dating My Teenage Daughter)".
jmacsgurl1991  7/25/2006
This name is kind of hard to say, because it doesn't have any consanants. I know r is a consanant, but your mouth stays open when you say it.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2006
Rory is the name of Robert F. Kennedy's youngest daughter.
starfly2  10/25/2006
My youngest son Gregory has the nickname Rory. Rather than shorten Gregory to Greg, we used the ending sounds and came up with Rory. It's perfect for him!
― Anonymous User  11/26/2006
This is a really nice name but I like it best for a girl, I don't really like it for a boy. But I still think it is very nice.
chantal1994  1/11/2007
*sigh* I've had this on my name list for a SON for years but now it's "going to the girls" and now I won't use it. I like it much more on a boy.
Kitten  1/19/2007
Rory is kind of a hard name to say. When I try to say it and slip up, it reminds me of how dogs make the sound like "Ah roo roo roo roo."
― Anonymous User  2/4/2007
I like this on a boy or girl.
Jasmine  2/25/2007
Positively fabulous on a girl.
princess_alpha  2/28/2007
I come from Scotland and I've never heard of girls called Rory. Lots of boys I know are called Rory and I really like it as a guys name.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2007
I don't like this as a girls' name because, while surnames are surnames and can, I suppose, be applied whenever they are most fit, Rory is originally a boys' name, and usually once names go over to the girls' camp they lose all masculinity. I think it's a better idea to choose a traditional female Irish name if an Irish name is what you want.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
Rory is definitely a boys name. It makes me think of a little boy with curly hair. And maybe dungarees.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2007
Macaulay and Kieran Culkin's (Home Alone) younger brother who is also an actor (Signs) is named Rory.
Jassie  5/7/2007
I don't like it for a Man, it's ok for a little boy but eventually that little boy will grow up and have to go to job interviews. I feel the same way about "Cory".
Babealou  5/16/2007
I love the name Rory but I think it should be spelled Rhory. That's how I spell it at least. I also think that it is a boy name and not a girl name.
― Anonymous User  6/16/2007
Rory is a boy's name. Why do people have to take boy's names and give them to girls?
― Anonymous User  6/17/2007
Ever since I started watching Gilmore Girls, this has always been a girl's name to me. And a very nice one at that.
nothingshortoftragic  6/25/2007
I can't believe no one's mentioned Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy! She is the niece of John F. Kennedy. She's also a filmmaker.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2007
Rory is also a Irish nickname for Roderick.
Karcoolka  7/12/2007
My step daughter is named Rorie. I've always considered it a feminine name. It's a beautiful and graceful name, just like she is!
k3ls3y  8/19/2007
I just love saying it. Rory. Rory Rory Ro-Rey Hahah. I like it, don't love it but really like it.
Ranee  8/20/2007
Actors Melora Hardin & Gildart Jackson have a daughter Rory, born 29 September 2001.
Maggie_Simpson  9/11/2007
I love Rory as a boys name. Why did they use it for "Gilmore Girls"? Yes, the name is definitely "going to the girls". It's not awful for girls, though. Just as a boys name it's much more intense.
LoQuiero  10/8/2007
I love this name for a boy. I would never use it for a girl. I know a girl called Aurora who uses Rory as a nickname though. I think Rory is a good nickname for Aurora.
xxlaurasxx  10/23/2007
I think this is such a cute name, but only for a boy. I don't really think it's good for a girl.
dreamgirl54  11/9/2007
I like the name for both genders, but I really don't get how it can be short for Lorelei.
pandasayscynical  11/18/2007
I don't mind this name for a boy at all, I just prefer it on a girl. I normally think of a girl when I hear this name, and also the son on "8 Simple Rules". I don't get how they could use "Rory" as a nickname for "Loralei", either.
FMRadio  1/4/2008
Rory Storm (nee Alan Caldwell) was the lead singer for and founder of "Rory Storm and the Hurricanes," a band based in Liverpool, England, best known as being the launching point for Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. He lived from 21 September, 1939 to 28 September, 1972, dying at the age of 33 from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills.
maxwelledison  1/13/2008
My sister is called Rory, shortened from Aurora.
I much prefer it as a boy's name, but we couldn't think of any other way of shortening it!
― Anonymous User  4/4/2008
I think of lions.
Jesus_Freak  4/4/2008
Famous actor Rory Cochrane.
gixmonster  4/6/2008
I don't like boys' names for girls.
MaggieSimpson  4/9/2008
Nobody have mentioned famous Irish blues/rock guitarist Rory Gallagher yet!

I kinda like the name Rory, don't know why. It sounds sweet for a boy I think.
Cinnamonster  4/14/2008
Okay, this is a boy's name. Use Rori for girls, please! I love this on a boy, and it's the name of one of my character's kids in a novel I'm writing. His twin brother is called Kit, which I like as a combo - Kit and Rory seem to go together, if you ask me.
DontDissMadison  4/28/2008
It sounds okay on a guy, even though it sounds like the name of future obnoxious frat boys. However, many frat boys are obnoxious anyway, and they are more likely to be named Michael and Matthew and the likes, even in the future. On females, however, this name strikes me as masculine and harsh-sounding. I'm the last person to say that girls have to have soft, feminine names like Emma and Marie and the likes, but this one just sounds a bit too boyish. It works as a nickname for Aurora, but only when the girl is young. This is more of a nickname for a tomboyish Aurora, and it might work on less conventional, indie rocker-like girls and young women, but only up to a certain age.
slight night shiver  5/4/2008
This isn't a "People Name" to me. It sounds too much like something a toddler would name his stuffed lion.
gio2475  6/30/2008
I think Rory would also be a good nickname for the name Aurora.
rachypiesheepbaa  8/1/2008
As much as I dislike the roaring and hard to say Aurora, it's improvement on Rory for a girl.
― Anonymous User  8/25/2008
I find it very hard to accept Rory as a nickname for an girls' name. It is a boys' name in my eyes, and it always will be.
Clodagh  9/11/2008
I think this name sounds great for a girl. My best friend's name is Rory and she is a girl.
deatheater1408  9/12/2008
On its own, I prefer Rory for the boys. But I adore Rory as a nickname for Aurora, a name in my top ten.
Belle  9/17/2008
A good name for a racing car like the series Roary The Racing Car or a very barky dog.

It's so coarse I can't picture this classic boy's name on a girl.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2008
Rory is definitely a boy's name. It's very masculine. I'd never, ever use it on a girl. I have met several Rorys, and they've all been boys. I may use this name myself some day, but only for a son. Never, ever a girl. It's an atrocious name for a girl. It's like naming your daughter David or Luke.
Amy456  12/5/2008
In Betty Smith's novel Maggie-Now, there is a male character named Rory. She is the author of the book A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.
willarose93  1/9/2009
I love this name for a girl, but NOT a boy. Never for a boy!
deatheater1408  4/30/2009
This is definitely a boys' name, though not one that I really like. I can't believe that stupid Gilmore Girls has made many people think that Rory is a girls' name. It doesn't sound feminine.
bananarama  8/2/2009
My brother is called Rory and I think it's a great name. He gets called Rozza though, anyone else have this nickname? I don't like it.
Hehehe  10/15/2009
I love this name. Well, it is my name. But, I spell it differently, Rori instead of Rory. And yes, I am a girl. But I did not get my name from Gilmore girls. I was born before that show came on.
Rm4187  11/3/2009
I don't understand how a name that means "red king" can be a girl's name! Would you call your son a name that meant "pink princess"?!

Rory is cute, a little rough around the edges, and very very masculine.
SandSea  2/20/2010
It's somewhat hard to pronounce, what with the two r's. It's a cool name otherwise.
Athena Nike  3/13/2010
This is a very pretty name that sounds feminine. I do not know why many people consider it masculine. I would not use it as a nickname; I think it can stand by itself. Some people think it is hard to pronounce, but I think it rolls beautifully off the tongue.
Lady_Pup_30  4/27/2010
I love this name for a boy.
Chrila96  8/13/2010
The o sound is too masculine and strong for girls. I love it for guys, though.
Chrila96  8/22/2010
Due to its beautiful flexibility of usage between either sex, I aspire one day to have adorning my nursery one child of either gender called Rory.
BonVoyage  11/9/2010
Rory Williams, a companion of the eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who.
Ikanaide  1/19/2011
I love love love the name Rory. I used to like it for a girl (because of Gilmore Girls) but then as I grew up, I began to like it more and more for a boy. I like it because of its Irish heritage and its masculine sound.
My SO and I are planning to name our first son Rory.
haileyrose  6/14/2011
Rory McIlroy is a famous northern Irish golfer.
dizzydoll  7/16/2011
I love this name for a boy I would not use it and think it is horrible in a girl! There are waaaay more classy and feminine names for girls! But that's just my opinion.
dizzydoll  7/16/2011
Okay, I'll come out swinging. I hate it when girls are named Rory. You know what Rory makes me thing of? A big ol' lion roaring. A man lion. I can't picture it on a girl.
Furthermore, I still don't like it on a guy. It's so goshdarn nicknamey. Not even legitimate nicknamey, like Greg or Phil or Mike or Jack. To me, it's a nickname like Junior or Spike or Wildman. A schoolyard nickname. One that has no relation to your actual name. I'd call a kid Rory if he was loud and ran around and had a big mouth. I know that plenty of people love Rory, but I... don't.
SamBelden  8/17/2011
I like Rory as a full name on a boy only. I only like it on a girl if it's a nickname for something like Aurora, Lorelai (thanks to Gilmore Girls), or some other name with Rs and Os.
K.G Valentina  9/11/2011
It is unsightly on both genders (when solely used as a forename.)
Males: effeminate, infantile, unprofessional.
Females: cutesy, childish, unprofessional.
And a trait that both usages have in common... revolting unattractiveness.

I would first like to state my adoration of nicknames-- my acceptance of "Rory" as a diminutive. Regardless, we must all know when to pull the reins on our enjoyments.

I am easily able to foresee people complimenting your decision... but it is only surface deep (like many names), for the majority will be chuckling within. Imagine yourself giving positive feedback to your co-workers new (gag-inducing) sweater... it is not your goal to bring the spirit down, so you falsely preach beauty. Now, alter the situation to revolve around your child.

It truly is not a name that will outwardly and immediately assure a future employer of the intelligence, qualifications, and loyalty that "Rory" may possess.
Singlehandedly creating an extra, unnecessary barrier for your child to overcome is ghastly.

"Rory Thompson"? "Rory Wellington"? A doctor? Lawyer? Not only will people be shocked to see a man (in some cases), but it is very likely that they will initially be hesitant when entering under his (or her) care.
Francesca  2/2/2012
Its a great name. Easy to spell and pronounce. Suitable for kids or adults. Friendly and capable somehow. BTW the previous poster has put me right off Francesca! ( which I was considering).
aussiefi  12/3/2012
I *love* this name, and I'm using it for my new puppy (after the Doctor Who character, Rory Williams), but it's so annoying trying to explain it to people where I live in Texas. It seems to be a name used primarily in the UK (like Nigel or Harry, I guess - there are exceptions but not many).
Crystalline  3/5/2012
Rory Hugh Culkin (born 1989 in New York City) is an American actor. He has four brothers: Shane, Macaulay, Kieran, Christian and two sisters: Dakota and Quinn.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Ok, this name isn't that bad... For a puppy. But it sounds strange on a human. Who thought this one up anyway?
― Anonymous User  3/7/2013
Honestly - people are naming their daughters Rory? This is a beautiful, strong, traditional Scottish male name. I live in Edinburgh and know many Rorys. I cannot believe that people are trying to turn this into a unisex name? What a shame. Really hope this is just an American thing and doesn't catch on here.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2013
Well guess what everyone?! I am a WOMAN and my name is RORIE. I do live in America, I am not of Scottish or Irish descent, although I am aware my name originates there. Thank you to everyone on here talking trash, it's not easy growing up with a different name, but I've grown to love it. I would completely advocate anyone naming their kid this name regardless of sex. Rory, Rorie, Rori, they're all awesome. I love my name. And there are a lot of disrespectful people on this site, good lord. And FYI, I was named after Rory Calhoun, who was a male movie star. Imagine that, a girl with a boys name. That's soo rare. (Sarcasm).
Rorie  6/4/2013
Spelling Rory "Rorie" does not in any way make it feminine. And the fact that you have no Scottish or Irish descent makes it even more comical. I'm sure Scottish and Irish people would just love you and your parents. Guess what? Some people find it a little odd and irritating when male names are stripped of their identity by modern parents looking for something "unique" that eventually becomes sickeningly trendy. I'm not saying Rory will be the next Madison, but there are a lot of people who prefer names to stick to their original genders. Notice how the entry for this name doesn't even list it as female... I personally think this name's a little too childish for any gender, but naming a female Rorie is like an Irish person naming their daughter alixandir.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2013
Can also be short for Roranicus (joking).
ophelia  9/10/2013
A boy's name. NOT a girl's name. No ands, ifs, or buts.
TomCat2  1/10/2014
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore, famed British guitarist and songwriter of the bands Deep Purple and Rainbow (and currently of the folk-rock band Blackmore's Night), and his wife Candice Lauren Night have a son named Rory Dartanyan, who was born February 7th, 2012.
la-petite-rachel  2/7/2014
Boys name ONLY no doubt (:
― Anonymous User  11/20/2014
My brother's name is Rory and is not short for anything. The name strikes me as being someone that likes to joke about and be a comedian but that's what my brother's like so I think the name definitely suits boys better. It's pretty rare from where I live in England. He's the only one in his school to have it but I think it's rare but I love the name.
Imogen16  4/5/2015
My daughter 's name is Rori-Kate. I know that Rory is traditionally a masculine name, and we were concerned it was too masculine so we added the Kate. Anyone reading her name will know she is a girl because of Kate. As a rule everyone calls her Rori-Kate, but I do sometimes find myself calling her Rori when I am annoyed or trying to get her attention, haha. She isn't old enough for school yet, so time will tell if her full name will continue to be used. When she is older perhaps she will decide to go by just Rori or just Kate.
ErinD  6/21/2015
My name is Aurora and I go by Rory in school and by family and friends and even introduce myself as Rory, hardly anyone calls me Aurora. I find the name Aurora to be bold and formal. Rory is more of a laid back and simple cute name in my opinion. I honestly like it better as a girl name.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2015
GOD FORBID a girl has a masculine name, otherwise men can't use it anymore! This is the twenty first century people, Rory is unisex. Whether it's shortened from something or not, it doesn't make it any less of a 'Boy' name because it's 'Going to the girls'. Hell, Stacy is still considered masculine.
Meguru  2/8/2016
I don't know if it's because of my accent, but I just cannot pronounce this name very well (yes, I'm a native English speaker). It's the two R's with only one vowel in between... Anyhow, all I can think of when I hear this name is Rory Williams from Doctor Who. Not a bad association at all.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2016
The name Rory is a masculine name from the Celts, literally translating to "red king" so I don't know how anyone could conceive using it for a girl. I think it makes for a strong boy's name. I'd definitely use it for a son.
Fredrick.rm  4/22/2016
Seriously, why isn't THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER OF ALL TIME mentioned here? Mr. RORY Gallagher?
Best musician that ever walked upon the earth, hands down.
Cinnamonster  10/17/2016
I loved reading all these comments. I had to register. My name is Rhory R-H-O-R-Y Rhory. When I was a child and people would ask my mom, "What's the baby's name?" She'd always say, Rhory, R-h-o-r-y, Rhory. So I grew up thinking that everyone spelled their name. She got it from a Ronald Reagan movie, where Alexis Smith's name was Rory. My mother, as far as I was concerned, was always ahead of her time. She stuck an H in there because I was a girl and she thought that would be more feminine. It's a great name. I love having a name that hardly anyone else has. It has made for a very interesting life. I hope that Rorie is still on this board. My mother was in labor with me for 48 hours. After that, she decided to name me any darn name she pleased!

So for those of you who like it, great. For those of you who don't, that's great too. And for those of you who name your puppies Rory... far out!

Proud to be an American with an Irish name. Love the Irish!
RHORYR-H-O-R-Y RHORY  11/12/2016
Sweet! I would name my baby girl Rory.
The Dancing Pen  1/9/2017
My daughter is Rori. I chose it more because of Rory Kennedy than Gilmore Girls. I'm from Massachusetts, and grew up hearing about the Kennedy's. Most people I meet like the name for a girl, but some do have a hard time pronouncing it, and I always have to spell it, people think it's Lori. I use the 'I' to make it more feminine, although it's not a name I would give a boy, even though I know it is originally for boys in Europe.
Sandrah  1/13/2017
My wife and I are American, and we named our son this.

I think this name is unique, strong and just flat out cool.

Not hard to say, for some it is, but who cares.

Awesome, awesome name. It's catching on in popularity in the states. Hopefully not too much, so that it is still kept a rare little gem.
tk3  2/2/2017
This is my son's name. He's 16 and says he likes it very much. He likes that it is not common.
Henry867  2/3/2017
Rory McIlroy - PGA golfer, Nationality, Northern Ireland, won Masters in 2015.
Henry867  2/3/2017

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