Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. RWU-ryee

Meaning & History

From Old Irish Ruaidrí meaning "red king", from rúad "red" combined with "king". This was the name of the last high king of Ireland, reigning in the 12th century.

Related Names

VariantsRory, Ruairí
Other Languages & CulturesRory, Rorie(English) Ruaidrí(Old Irish) Roderick, Rory, Roddy(Scottish) Ruairi, Ruairidh, Ruaraidh, Ruaridh(Scottish Gaelic)
Surname DescendantsMacGrory, Mac Ruaidhrí, McCreery, McCrory(Irish)


Entry updated January 21, 2022