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What does Colbey mean?

Colbey Pronunciation of Colbey [col-bey] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the name Colbey means "swarthy person's settlement". Colbey is a version of Colby (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, swarthy (dark).


Colbey has 3 variants: Colbee, Colbie and Collby.

1 more relation via Colby: Colbert.

Creative forms:
(male) Clebey, Colber, ..

(female) Colce, Colnel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Colbey Silas (C.S.), ..

How popular is Colbey?

Colbey is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Colbey is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Colby (#454 via latest list) and Colbert are the prominent varying forms of Colbey (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Collby, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Colbey was widespread among parents in 2001 (adoption of 0.2%) and is now much reduced, with the version Colby becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colbert, Colby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Colbey is alike in pronunciation to Kelbey, Kelby and Kolby. Other recommended names are Bobbey, Cadbey (see Cadby), Caleb, Caley, Canbey (see Canby), Cobby, Cobe, Cobey, Coby, Codey, Colden, Cole, Colet, Coley, Colier, Colle, Collen, Colley, Colten, Colter, Colver, Coney, Conley, Corben, Corbet, Corby, Corey, Corley, Corney, Correy, Courey, Covey, Covvey (see Covey), Cowrey (see Cowrie), Coxey, Crosbey, Culley, Gilbey, Hobey, Kobey, Roley, Selbey, Tobey, Volney and Welbey (see Welby). These names tend to be more frequently used than Colbey.

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