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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 boy name Colton.


Popularity

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).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Colby for boys (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Colby name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colby and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Colby, Colton and Kolby. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Colby, Colton, Kolby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Colby, Colton, Kolby outside U.S.


Similar Names

Colby is also pronounced similarly to Kelby. Other suggested similar baby names are Cobby, Coby, Coley and Corby. These names tend to be less commonly used than Colby.

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