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What does Canby mean?

Canby Pronunciation of Canby [can-by] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Canby is "settlement near the reeds". Place name. Reeds are also called "canes".

Associated with: reeds (meadow).


Canby has 2 variants: Canbey and Canbie.

Creative forms:
(male) Caby, Carby, ..

(female) Cancy, Canty, ..

Middle name pairings:
Canby Davion (C.D.), ..

How popular is Canby?

Canby is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#43463 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Canby has not been ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Canby name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Canby outside U.S.

Similar Names

Canby is alike in pronunciation to Quinby. Other recommended names are Cabe, Cacey, Cadbey (see Cadby), Cadby, Caily, Caley, Camry, Canady, Canon, Carey, Carly, Carney, Carny, Cary, Casey, Chaney, Chany, Clancy, Claney, Cobby, Coby, Colby, Coney, Conwy, Corby, Cranly (see Cranley), Danby, Darby, Denby, Gabby and Gaby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Canby.

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