Corey is an English unisex name of uncertain origin and meaning which comes from Old Norse Kóri, a name of unknown meaning. It could be derived from Old Irish cuire meaning “throng, multitude; company, troop” which ultimately derives from a PIE source; or from Scottish Gaelic coire meaning “kettle; cauldron”. Corey could also be used as a nickname for Cornelius, an Ancient Roman name of uncertain meaning though possibly derived from Latin cornu meaning “horn”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Cory (English)
  • Cori (English)
  • Corrie (English)
  • Kori (English)
  • Korrie (English)
  • Kory (English)
  • Korey (English)
  • Kóri (Old Norse)


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