Rory (given name)
Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Rory
gender = Male
region = Ireland, Scotland, England
origin = celtic
related names = Red King
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 Generalof 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 Underwooda rugby player.
Fictionally, the name Rory can refer to:
* Rory Gilmore, the younger female lead character played by
Alexis Bledelin the TV series "Gilmore Girls". In this case the name Rory is used as a shortform for "Lorelai"
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