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Meaning and name origin

Colbert \c(o)-lbe-rt, col-bert\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Cole, Colt, Colvert and Culbert.

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


Colbert is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1316 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colbert and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cole (#116), Colt (#339) and Colby (#428). (2014 statistics).

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 also pronounced similarly to Calbert. Other suggested similar baby names are Calvert, Colburn and Colver. Like Colbert, these names are not commonly used.