Colby

Colby - A very unique female name



  Nov 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Colby, meaning from a coal town, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1975 on position #2846. 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 girl name Colby was given to 5 baby girls in 2012, ranking #5134 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 282,650 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Colby peaked in popularity 34 years ago in 1985 on position 1067.



Famous with this name

Colby Stewart
James Colby
Colby West


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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 California at position #3,639 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,639.

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 from a 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.

Colbie / Calliope / Caleb / Chelby / Colbi / Cliffie / Cleva / Chelbi / Clova / Clevie /

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
20125134
20113885
20105131
20093629
20083136
20072808
20053684
20043566
20032865
20021650
20011512
20001277
19991523
19982020
19972109
19961724
19951536
19941279
19931327
19921253
19911377
19901501
19891486
19881494
19871126
19861162
19851067
19841141
19831657
19802682
19793134
19783001
19772365
19762864
19752846

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California3639

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 female 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
1985
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Colby
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 282,650
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1975
2012 births +5

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