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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”.

Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair known also as Roderic O’Connor was the King of Connacht and High King of Ireland in the 12th century. He was the last Irish king before the Norman invasion.

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.