Rory (given name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Rory

gender = Male
region = Ireland, Scotland, England
origin = celtic
nickname =
related names = Red King
footnotes =

Rory is the most common English form of the Irish male name Ruairí, Ruaidhrí or Ruaraidh. The name originates with Ruaidri mac Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair or Rory O'Connor, a king of Connacht and High King of Ireland who died in 1198. It is a common name in Irish and Scottish cultures and is generally held to mean "red king", from Irish "rua" "red" combined with "rí" "king".

Notable people called Rory include:
* Rory Barnes, an Australian writer.
* Aurora "Rory" Block, a female blues guitarist and singer, in this case the name 'Rory' is used as a nickname and does not relate to the male given name.
* Rory Brady, an Irish barrister and former Attorney General of Ireland.
* Rory Bremner, a British comedian.
* Rory Byrne, a racing car designer.
* Rory Calhoun, an American actor.
* Rory Culkin,an American actor.
* Rory Cochrane, an American actor.
* Rory Delap, an English-born, Irish footballer.
* Rory Fallon, a New Zealand footballer.
* Rory Fitzpatrick, a professional ice hockey player with the Vancouver Canucks.
* Rory Gallagher, an Irish musician.
* Rory Kiely, an Irish politician.
* Rory Lamont, a rugby player.
* Rory Leidelmeyer, an American bodybuilding legend.
* Rory McGrath, a British comedian.
* Rory McIlroy, a professional golfer.
* Rory McLeod, a British singer-songwriter.
* Rory O'Hanlon, an Irish politician.
* Rory O'Moore, an Irish rebel.
* Rory Sabbatini, professional golfer.
* Rory Sparrow, played in the NBA for the NY Knicks and Chicago Bulls
* Rory Storm, a musician.
* Rory Underwood a rugby player.

Fictionally, the name Rory can refer to:

* Rory Gilmore, the younger female lead character played by Alexis Bledel in the TV series "Gilmore Girls". In this case the name Rory is used as a shortform for "Lorelai"

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