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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) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colbert and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Colby, Cole and Colt. (2015 statistics).
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.