Khoury


Khoury

Family name
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origin =Arab Christians
related names =Khouri, Coury, al-Khoury, El Khoury, El-Khoury
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Khoury (occasionally Khouri or Coury; Arabic: خوري) is an Arabic surname that is unique to Arab Christians. The term Khoury means "priest" in Arabic. It is popular in Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. It is often given as a last name to a new priest or minister, replacing the old one. For example, a name would change from "Joe Smith" to "Joe S. Khoury". It is common for a family to keep the Khoury surname for generations past the life of the priest. It should be noted that Catholic and Orthodox clergy (particularly Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic and Maronite Catholic) are the largest numbers of people with this name; all three Rites having a married priesthood according to Catholic and Orthodox norms. There are variants including "al-Khoury", "El Khoury" and "El-Khoury". Khoury is uncommon as a given name. Notable individuals with the surname Khoury or its variants include:

Khoury

*Bechara El Khoury, a president of Lebanon
*Camille Khoury, a Lebanese politician
*Elias Khoury (lawyer), an Israeli lawyer
*Elias Khoury (writer), a Lebanese author
*Elissiar M. Khoury, a Lebanese singer
*Fares al-Khoury, an Ottoman politician
*George Khoury, a Nazarenian Melkite Catholic Priest and Senior Psychologist.
*George Khoury, an Israeli Arab killed by Palestinian gunmen
*George Khoury (author), an American author
*Giselle Khoury, a Lebanese talk show host
*Makram Khoury, an Arab Israeli actor
*Marwan Khoury, a Lebanese musician
*Morad Khoury, a Palestinian composer and musician
*Norma Khouri, a Jordan-born Australian author
*Nour El-Khoury, a Lebanese woman said to have been involved in miracles
*Paul Khoury, an Australian television personality
*Philip S. Khoury, American university administrator and Professor of History
*Raymond Khoury, a Lebanese screenwriter and novelsit
*Said Khoury, a Palestinian entrepreneur
*Talal El Khoury, a Lebanese architect, planner and urban designer
*Theodore Khoury, a Lebanese-born German Catholic theologian
*Vénus Khoury-Ghata, a Lebanese writer

Khouri

* Callie Khouri
* Driss El Khouri
* Gus Khouri
* Norma Khouri
* Omar W. Khouri
* Raja G. Khouri

Coury

* Al Coury
* Dick Coury
* Fred Coury
* Gabriel Coury
* Tarek Coury


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