Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. RAWR-ee(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of Ruaidhrí. Typically a masculine name, it gained some popularity for girls in the United States after it was used on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000-2007), in this case as a nickname for Lorelai. Despite this, the name has grown more common for boys in America, especially after 2011, perhaps due to Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy (1989-).

Related Names

VariantsRuaidhrí, Ruairí(Irish) Ruairi, Ruairidh, Ruaraidh, Ruaridh(Scottish Gaelic) Rorie(English)
Other Languages & CulturesRuaidrí(Old Irish)
User SubmissionRory


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Entry updated January 21, 2022