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What does Coby mean?

Coby [co-by] as a boys' name. Possibly a diminutive of Coburn, or an invented name. Basketball player Kobe Bryant; soccer player Kobi Jones.


Coby has 6 variants: Cobey, Cobie, Kobe, Kobey, Kobie and Koby.

Coby has 2 more related forms via Coburn, Kobe, Kobi: Cobe and Cobi.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Caby, Keeby, ..

(female) Cobyda, Cobyya, ..

How popular is Coby?

Coby is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#24807 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Coby for boys. Coby entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #462 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #1165 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the history of Coby and associated names. Popular varying forms of Coby (#1165 from current records) are Cobe, Kobe (#537 from current records), Kobey, Kobi, Kobie and Koby (#1684). Usage of these relations of Coby was well-received 13 years ago (median #1119) and has become significantly less since (#1626, down 71.9%), with forms like Koby becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coby, Cobe, Kobe, Kobey, Kobi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kobie, Koby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Coby is pronounced similarly to Cobby, Cuba and Kibo. Other suggested similar names are Abby, Alby, Amby, Bobby, Cabe, Cadby, Canby, Cary, Clay, Cloy, Cob, Cobb, Codey, Cody, Coe, Col, Colbey, Colby, Cole, Coley, Coll, Collby, Colm, Colt, Colyn, Como, Con, Coney, Conn, Conwy, Cook, Coop, Cope, Cor, Corby, Corbyn, Cord, Corey, Cork, Corry, Cort, Corty, Cory, Coty, Covey, Cowry, Cox, Coxe, Coxey, Coy, Coye, Crosby, Croy, Cy, Ebby, Gaby, Joby, Kolby, Robby, Ruby, Thoby and Toby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Coby.