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What does Collby mean?

Collby Pronunciation of Collby as a name for boys is an Old Norse name, and the name Collby means "swarthy person's settlement". Collby is a version of Colby (Old Norse).


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, swarthy (dark)


VARIANTS Colbie, Colbey, Colbee



Collby Austyn (C.A.), ..

How popular is Collby?

Collby is an unusual given name for males. Collby is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Colby (#594 VIA LATEST LIST) is the only popular related form of Collby (NOT RANKED). Other variants, like Colbie, are seldom used. This form of Collby was favored as a birth name in the year 2001 (USAGE OF 0.2%) and is now much less conventional (USAGE 0.03%, 87% LESS). (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Collby is pronounced similarly to Kelby, Kellby and Kolby. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bobby, Cadby, Caily, Caleb, Caley, Callan, Callis, Callys, Callyx, Clay, Cloy, Coakley, Cobby, Cobi, Coby, Codey, Colas, Colet, Coley, Colis, Coll, Colla, Collayer, Collden (see Colden), Colle, Collen, Colley, Collie, Collin, Collis, Collton, Colm, Colombo, Colson, Colt, Colten, Colton, Colver, Colwin, Colyn, Coney, Conlen, Conley, Conlon, Conroy, Conwy, Corby, Corbyn, Corday, Corey, Corley, Corney, Corty, Coty, Covey, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Cowry, Coxey, Coy, Crosby, Cullen, Culley, Cully, Gilby, Gillby, Joby, Koby, Robby, Rolly, Toby, Welby and Wellby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Collby.

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