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What does Colt mean?

Colt Pronunciation of Colt as a boys' 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. Also form of Colbert.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, occupational, surnames, 19th century


VARIANTS Colter, Coltrane, Coulter



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How popular is Colt?

Colt is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#18389 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Colt was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #236 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Colter (#1235 IN 2018) and Colbert are the popular related forms of Colt (#236) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Colt is widespread presently (ADOPTION OF 0.1%). Colt is the most chic boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colt, Colbert, Colter in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Colt is alike in pronunciation to Kolt. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cal, Cale, Chet, Cnut, Cob, Cobb, Cobe, Cobi, Coby, Cody, Coe, Col, Colan, Colas, Colby, Cole, Colet, Coley, Colin, Colis, Coll, Colla, Colle, Colm, Colten, Colton, Colum, Colyn, Como, Con, Conn, Cook, Coop, Cope, Cor, Cord, Cork, Cort, Corty, Cory, Costa, Coty, Court, Cox, Coxe, Coy, Coye, Coyle, Croft, Curt, Galt, Holt, Milt and Walt. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colt.

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