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What does Colbourn mean?

Colbourn Pronunciation of Colbourn [col-bourn] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the name Colbourn means "cold brook; coal brook". Colbourn is a variant form of Colburn (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, brook (river), coal (dark).


Colbourn has 3 variants: Colbourne, Collbourn and Collburn.

Creative forms:
(male) Cabourn, Cadbourn, ..

(female) Colcon, Colmon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Colbourn Perry (C.P.), ..

How popular is Colbourn?

Colbourn is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#118954 out of 150436, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Colbourn has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Calbert, Calhoun, Claiborn, Claibourn, Claibourne, Clayborn, Claybourn, Claybourne, Clayburn, Coburn, Coburne (see Coburn), Cockburn, Colbert, Colhoun, Colson, Colton, Colver, Colvert, Culbert, Melborn (see Melbourne), Melbourne, Melburn, Milborn, Milbourn, Milbourne, Milburn, Osbourn, Radbourn (see Radburn), Raebourn (see Rayburn), Sanbourn, Welborn, Welbourne, Welburn, Wellbourn (see Welborne) and Wilburn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Colbourn.

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