Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. RWU-ryee
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Meaning & History

Means "red king" from Old Irish 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 & CulturesRuaidrí(Ancient Irish) Rory(English) Roderick, Rory, Ruairi, Ruairidh, Ruaraidh, Ruaridh, Roddy(Scottish)
Surname DescendantsMacGrory, Mac Ruaidhrí, McCreery, McCrory(Irish)

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Entry updated April 25, 2021