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What does Kolby mean?

Kolby Pronunciation of Kolby [kol-by] as a boys' name is pronounced KOL-bee. The meaning of Kolby is "dark, dark-haired". See also Colby.

Associated with: dark.


Kolby has 1 variant: Kelby.

4 more alternative forms via Colby: Colbee, Colbey, Colbie and Collby.

Creative forms:
(male) Kleby, Kolly, ..

(female) Kolba, Kolla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kolby Roderick (K.R.), ..

How popular is Kolby?

Kolby is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#70473 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kolby entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #359 in the U.S. in 2001, and is presently at #827. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Colby (#454 a year ago) and Kelby are the popular alternative forms of Kolby (#827 a year ago). Adoption of these forms of Kolby reached its peak in the year 2001 (adoption of 0.24%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.05%, 80%), with the version Colby becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kolby, Colby, Kelby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kolby is alike in pronunciation to Kelbey, Kelbie and Kellby. Other suggested similar names are Alby, Bobby, Cobby, Coby, Corby, Gilby, Joby, Kaley, Kelly, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Kerby, Kiley, Kirby, Klay, Kobe, Kobey, Kobi, Koby, Kodey, Kody, Kolt, Korbyn, Korey, Korry, Kory, Robby, Selby, Toby and Welby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kolby.

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in meaning and etymology.