Rory is a buoyant, spirited name for a redhead with Celtic roots. The name Rory is getting more popular overall, but for the past few years has been trending decidedly toward the boys' side: at most recent count, babies named Rory were 69 percent boys, 31 percent girls. Rory (or Rori) might also be a nickname for Aurora. In the TV series Gilmore Girls, Rory was the nickname for Lorelei.
Robert Kennedy's youngest daughter, born after his assassination and now a respected documentary filmmaker, is named Rory. Actress Melora Hardin named her daughter Rory Melora.