Infographic of Colby name meaning, which is “The man from the coal village,” based on the Middle English col (coal) and the Anglo-Saxon by (village, farm).
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Colby Name Popularity

How popular is the name Colby? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 1,486 5 0.0005%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 1,534 5 0.0004%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 1,265 6 0.0005%
1945 1,249 6 0.0005%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 1,573 5 0.0003%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 1,575 5 0.0003%
1961 1,269 11 0.0006%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 1,269 10 0.0006%
1966 0 0%
1967 1,215 10 0.0007%
1968 919 27 0.0018%
1969 986 26 0.0017%
1970 721 84 0.0053%
1971 584 151 0.01%
1972 600 129 0.0095%
1973 447 266 0.0205%
1974 431 294 0.0226%
1975 432 290 0.0226%
1976 445 259 0.0201%
1977 477 240 0.0178%
1978 494 223 0.0166%
1979 482 249 0.0177%
1980 539 205 0.014%
1981 548 191 0.013%
1982 363 451 0.0302%
1983 300 614 0.0416%
1984 270 730 0.0491%
1985 288 676 0.0445%
1986 253 850 0.0563%
1987 257 847 0.0555%
1988 252 904 0.058%
1989 249 1,003 0.0622%
1990 244 1,113 0.0672%
1991 201 1,503 0.0922%
1992 195 1,571 0.0984%
1993 200 1,504 0.0965%
1994 200 1,428 0.0931%
1995 208 1,399 0.0928%
1996 224 1,316 0.0879%
1997 227 1,340 0.0906%
1998 220 1,435 0.0959%
1999 223 1,499 0.1001%
2000 231 1,449 0.0949%
2001 99 3,852 0.2557%
2002 125 3,110 0.2075%
2003 179 2,159 0.1419%
2004 185 2,058 0.135%
2005 220 1,595 0.1043%
2006 271 1,257 0.0803%
2007 280 1,207 0.0765%
2008 274 1,223 0.0791%
2009 284 1,132 0.0757%
2010 278 1,194 0.0829%
2011 312 994 0.0698%
2012 337 891 0.0625%
2013 391 727 0.0511%
2014 421 687 0.0472%
2015 446 635 0.0436%
2016 518 523 0.0363%
2017 560 435 0.0312%
2018 578 422 0.0307%
2019 581 421 0.0311%

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What names are variants of Colby?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Colbee

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian

Colbert

Renowned, bright, famous

German

Colbey

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian

Colbie

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian

Collby

Swarthy person's settlement

Scandinavian


What names sound like Colby?

If you like how Colby sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Colby.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gilby

Estate of the hostage; blond boy

Scandinavian

Kelby

Farm near the spring

Gaelic


What names are similar to Colby?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Colton

Charcoal settlement

English


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Siblings of Colby

Mamas with kids named Colby also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kelsea

Victorious ship

English

2 Comments

  1. He is named after his father

  2. My son’s name is Colby. His father and I found it in a baby book. I just liked the way it sounded and it seems to fit him well.


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