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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 on this name, see also the related boy name Colby.


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 (#unlisted) 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%, down 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)

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.