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Colby meaning and name origin

Colby \c(o)-lby, col-by\ as a boy's name is pronounced KOHL-bee. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Colby is "swarthy person's settlement". From the personal name Koli (from "kol" meaning "charcoal"). There was a 1980s television series "The Colbys". See also Kolby.

Colby has 5 variant forms: Colbee, Colbert, Colbey, Colbie and Collby.

For more information, see also the related name Colton.

Colby is also pronounced similarly to Kelby. Other suggested similar baby names are Cobby, Coby, Coley and Corby.

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Popularity of Colby

Colby is a somewhat popular first name for males (#703 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#2642 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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