Korey was a popular baby name in America for any gender in the latter half of the twentieth century. It, ultimately, is a spelling variation of Corey, which still remains close to a top 500 name. The spelling option Korey just adds a bit more spunk to a traditional Irish surname.
Meaning of the name Korey:
Origin of the name Korey:
Korey is a spelling variation of the baby name Corey. The latter was once a surname in Ireland that came from the Old Norse name Kori. Corey and Korey did not become popular first names until the twentieth century.
Symbolism of the name Korey:
Korey means “hollow” in Irish as it has the same meaning as Corey. Ultimately, both of these names have the same meaning as the Old Norse first name, Kori.
Style of the name Korey:
Gender of the name Korey:
Korey is used for boys and girls, but this spelling is slightly more popular for boys.
Pronunciation of the name Korey:
Number of syllables in the name Korey:
Emotion evoked from the name Korey:
Korey feels young and modern. It is a strong baby name that has spunk to it.
Alternative spellings for the name Korey:
Nicknames for the name Korey:
Popularity of the name Korey:
Korey became a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1968 at number 905. It jumped to the top 500 list in 1985, staying there until 1991 at rank 474. Korey has not been a top 1,000 name since 2006, ranking at number 990.
Related names for the name Korey:
Great middle names for Korey and their meanings:
- Brendon (prince, king)
- Justice (fair-minded)
- Tyree (from Tyrie)
- Devon (defender, from Devon)
- Lynette (nymph, idol)
- Roxanne (dawn)
- Lynn (lake)
- Michaela (who is like God?)
Famous people with the name Korey:
- Korey Hall (NFL player)
- Korey Cauchon (actor, “Gen-Y Cops”)
- Korey Jackson (actor, “House of Cards”)
- Korey McIsaac (director, “The Social Network”)
- Korey Cooper (musician from Skillet band)
Koreys in popular culture:
There are no pop culture references to the baby name Korey.