What does Colt mean?
Colt \c(o)-lt\ as a boys' name is pronounced kolt. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Colt is "young horse; frisky". Occupational name. Variants are English surnames used as given names. The Colt revolving-breech pistol, or revolver, is the invention of 19th-century inventor Samuel Colt.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Colbert.
Colt is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#18389 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Colt for boys. Colt was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #327 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #339 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Colter is the only other popular related form of Colt (#339 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in the year 2011 (usage of 0.3365%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.3305%, down 1.8%). Colt (#339) is the most chic boy name in this compilation, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Colt and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)