What does Colby mean?
From the personal name Koli (from "kol" meaning "charcoal"). There was a 1980s television series "The Colbys". See also Kolby.
Affiliated boy name: Colton.
Colby▲ has 1 more relation via Kolby: Kelby▼.Kreatif forms: Calby, Celby, Cotby. [more]
How popular is Colby?
Colby is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#703 out of 1220, Top 58%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#3015 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Colby for boys. Colby was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #99 in the U.S. in the year 2001, and is at #428 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Colby and related names. Colton (#65 2 years ago), Kolby (#779) and Kelby are the prominent alternative forms of Colby (#428 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Colby was widespread in the year 2001 (usage of 0.606%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.432%, 28.7% less). Colton has been the most prevalent, though Colby has also become popular as well, while Kolby and Kelby are now somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)