Colby

Colby - A very unique male name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Colby, meaning coal town, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1917 on position #1626. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Colby and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Colby? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Colby. The baby boy name Colby was given to 884 baby boys in 2012, ranking #340 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,856 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Colby peaked in popularity 16 years ago in 2001 on position 99.



Famous with this name

Colby Minifie
Colby West
Colby Chandler


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Colby is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Colby is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #78 - and is the least popular in Minnesota at position #841.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Colby is where you live.


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Colby origin and meaning

Colby is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means coal town. To see famous people named Colby, pop culture references for the name Colby and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Colby

We've found the following names that sound similar to Colby, sorted by popularity.

Caleb / Cliff / Cleve / Clive / Cayleb / Calob / Colbey / Caeleb / Caliph / Calub /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012340
2011312
2010278
2009285
2008274
2007280
2006270
2005220
2004185
2003179
2002125
200199
2000231
1999223
1998219
1997227
1996224
1995208
1994200
1993200
1992195
1991201
1990243
1989250
1988252
1987257
1986253
1985288
1984272
1983301
1982362
1981551
1980539
1979482
1978494
1977477
1976445
1975432
1974432
1973445
1972598
1971582
1970726
1969999
1968930
19671236
19651287
19611282
19601596
19541586
19451322
19441329
19221786
19171626

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine78
Vermont103
New Hampshire104
Delaware161
Massachusetts191
Arkansas203
Alabama206
Rhode Island210
North Carolina225
Louisiana230
Virginia236
North Dakota244
Missouri257
Washington259
Connecticut267
Georgia271
Nebraska272
Maryland284
Oregon286
Mississippi299
Pennsylvania299
Iowa300
Tennessee306
Colorado308
Utah332
Kentucky335
Oklahoma345
Texas349
South Carolina351
Wisconsin352
Kansas370
Arizona392
Idaho419
Florida466
Indiana476
California483
Nevada515
Ohio528
Illinois539
New Jersey550
Michigan622
New York717
Minnesota841

Even more about Colby


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Colby a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Colby?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2001
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Colby
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,856
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1917
2012 births +884

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