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What does Colbert mean?

Colbert Pronunciation of Colbert [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.

Associated with: bright, britain (england).


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

Related boy name: Colby.

Creative forms:
(male) Cobert, Corbert, ..


Middle name pairings:
Colbert Joey (C.J.), ..

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)

Colbert reached its highest rank of #1814 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Colbert are Cole (#115 a year ago), Colt (#337) and Colby (#454). These forms of Colbert reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2001 (median #755) and are somewhat less widespread today (#726, 46%). Cole is more universally found than the rest, although Colt appears to be becoming a favorite too, while Colby has become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colbert, 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 names are Ailbert (see Albert), Albert, Calvert, Cobbett, Colbee, Colbey, Colbourn, Colburn, Colet, Colier, Collburn (see Colburn), Colter, Colver, Corbet, Corbett, Couvert (see Covert), Covert, Culver, Dalbert, Delbert, Dilbert, Elbert, Filbert, Fulbert, Gilbert, Halbert, Hobert, Hulbert, Norbert, Robert, Roxbert, Talbert, Torbert, Wilbert and Wolfert. These names tend to be more commonly used than Colbert.

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