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What does Corby mean?

Corby Pronunciation of Corby 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). Corby is also a derivative of Corbin.


ASSOCIATED WITH crow (raven)



OTHER FORMS VIA CORBETT, CORBIN Corben, Corbet, Corbit, Corbitt, Corbyn, Corvin, Cory, Korbin, Korbyn

(male) Carby, ..

(female) Corcy, ..

Corby Isaak (C.I.), ..

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)

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. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Corby ranked in the Top 2000 are Corbin (#277 FROM RECENT DATA), Korbin (#663), Cory (#904), Korbyn (#996), Corbyn (#1433), Corben and Corbett. Other variants, like Corbitt, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Corby was at its highest 28 years ago (AVERAGE #1561) and has become significantly less since (#1284, 60%), 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 sound-alike 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.

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