Meaning and name origin
Colt \c(o)-lt\ as a boy's 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 information, see also the related boy name Colbert.
Colt is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#26703 out of 88799, Top 30%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Colt for boys. Colt reached its highest rank of #327 in the U.S. in 2011 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colt and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Colt (#339) and Colter. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).