Of Irish origin.

Both a masculine and a feminine name.

Rory is the Anglicized form of the name Ruaidhrí.

Ruaidhrí means “red king”. It is a combination of the Irish words “ruadh”, meaning “red” and “rí”, meaning “king”.

One of the first references of the name is Rudraige mac Sithrigi, High King of Ireland.

Other forms of the name are: Rorie, Ruairi, Rorry, Rorey, Ruadri.

Famous male bearers are Rory Gallagher, Rory Cochrane, Rory Kinnear, Rory McIlroy, Rory Storm, Rory Best, Rory O’Malley, Rory Calhoun.

Rory McIlroy is a Northern Irish professional golfer. He is a four time major champion, who has won the U.S. Open in 2011.

Rory Gallagher was a critically acclaimed and popular Irish musician.

Gallagher was a blues and rock singer, songwriter and guitarist known for his marathon live shows.