Meaning and Name Origin
Corby \c(o)-rby, cor-by\ as a name for boys is of Norman French origin, and the name Corby means "young crow". Corby is a variant of Corbett (Norman French). Corby is also a derivative of Corbin: possibly a short form of the rare given name Corbinian, or a transferred use of the surname, in origin a nickname meaning "crow" in Anglo-Norman.
Corby has 1 variant: Corbie.
Corby is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#11399 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Corby and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Corby (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Corbin (#203 last year), Korbin (#512), Cory (#696) and Corbett. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in the year 2007 and is almost as widespread today, but with the form Cory becoming less in vogue. Korbin (#512) and Corbin (#203) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)