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What does Corby mean?

Corby [cor-by] as a name for boys is of Norman French origin, and the name Corby means "young crow". Corby is a variant form of Corbett (Norman French) with the suffix -y. Corby is also a derivative of Corbin.

Associated with: crow (raven).


Corby has 1 variant: Corbie.

Corby has 9 more different relations via Corbett, Corbin: Corben, Corbet, Corbit, Corbitt, Corbyn, Corvin, Cory, Korbin and Korbyn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Carby, Cotby, ..

(female) Corca, Corcy, ..

How popular is Corby?

Corby is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#13780 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Corby for boys. Corby was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1355 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corby name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Corby and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Corby ranked in the Top 2000 are Corbin (#203 from recent data), Korbin (#512), Cory (#696), Korbyn (#1023), Corbyn (#1199), Corbett and Corben. Other variants, like Corbitt, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Corby was at its highest 24 years ago (average #1561) and is somewhat lower today (#1204, 46%), with the form Cory going out of style. Cory has historically been popular among parents, although Korbin seems to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Corby, Corben, Corbett, Corbin, Corbyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cory, Korbin, Korbyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Corby and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Corby is pronounced similarly to Kerbey, Kerby, Kirbey and Kirby. Other recommended names are Bobby, Cadby, Canby, Carey, Carly, Carny, Cary, Cob, Cobb, Cobby, Cobe, Cobey, Cobi, Coby, Codey, Cody, Colbey, Colby, Coley, Collby, Coney, Conroy, Conwy, Cor, Cord, Corday, Coree (see Corey), Coren, Corey, Corie, Corin, Cork, Corley, Corney, Correy, Corry, Cort, Corty, Corwyn, Coty, Courey, Covey, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Cowry, Coxey, Coy, Crosby, Croy, Curry, Darby, Derby, Joby, Koby, Kolby, Robby and Toby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Corby.