Jory is a Cornish male name, the Cornish form of George which is the English form of Ancient Greek Georgios meaning “farmer, earthworker” via georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). As a female given name, Jory could be used as a short form of Marjory, a variant spelling of Marjorie (a Medieval English variant of Margery) which comes from Margaret via Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Jory could also be used as a nickname for Jordan, a unisex English name derived from Hebrew yarden meaning “to go down, descend” or “flow down”. Jory is also a surname originating from the Cornish form of the name.

Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew



  • Jorie (English)
  • Jori (English)- also the Finnish form of George


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