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What does Colbert mean?

Colbert \c(o)-lbe-rt, col-bert\ 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.


Colbert has 4 variants: Cole, Colt, Colvert and Culbert.

For more information, see also the related boy name Colby.


Colbert is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1316 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Colbert and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Colbert (#unlisted) are Cole (#116 a year ago), Colt (#339) and Colby (#428). This boy name reached the apex of its popularity in the year 2010 and is now much less widespread. Colt (#339), Cole (#116) and Colby (#428) are three of the more trendy birth names among these, with Colt undergoing a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Colby, Cole, Colt in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Colby, Cole outside U.S.

Similar Names

Colbert is alike in pronunciation to Calbert. Other suggested similar baby names are Calvert, Colburn and Colver. Like Colbert, these names are not commonly used.