What does Colbert mean?
Colbert /col-bert/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Colbert is "renowned, bright, famous". Introduced to Britain by the Normans.
Related boy name: Colby.Kreatif forms: Cilbert, Coobert. [more]
How popular is Colbert?
Colbert is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1544 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular variation forms of Colbert (outside Top 1000) are Cole (#116 a year ago), Colt (#339) and Colby (#428). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2010 (usage of 0.7663%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.7057%, ▼7.9%). Colt (#339), Cole (#116) and Colby (#428) are three of the more trendy birth names among these, with Colt undergoing a revival in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Colbert and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)