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Colby

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How popular is the baby name Colby in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 5 0 5
1916 8 0 8
1917 9 0 9
1918 7 0 7
1919 8 0 8
1920 13 0 13
1921 14 0 14
1922 7 0 7
1923 7 0 7
1924 9 0 9
1925 8 0 8
1926 8 0 8
1927 10 0 10
1928 9 0 9
1929 5 0 5
1930 8 0 8
1931 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1933 6 0 6
1934 6 0 6
1935 10 0 10
1936 7 0 7
1937 7 0 7
1938 10 0 10
1939 9 0 9
1940 6 0 6
1941 7 0 7
1942 9 0 9
1943 10 0 10
1944 16 0 16
1945 15 0 15
1946 8 0 8
1947 17 0 17
1948 25 0 25
1949 24 0 24
1950 21 7 14
1951 14 0 14
1952 35 9 26
1953 26 9 17
1954 25 6 19
1955 39 14 25
1956 33 5 28
1957 36 5 31
1958 27 5 22
1959 34 5 29
1960 33 0 33
1961 40 0 40
1962 32 6 26
1963 39 6 33
1964 35 6 29
1965 38 6 32
1966 38 0 38
1967 42 0 42
1968 84 10 74
1969 97 12 85
1970 161 19 142
1971 228 19 209
1972 231 21 210
1973 335 26 309
1974 370 40 330
1975 393 42 351
1976 361 41 320
1977 340 41 299
1978 315 25 290
1979 327 29 298
1980 292 31 261
1981 256 17 239
1982 525 31 494
1983 737 82 655
1984 885 129 756
1985 861 146 715
1986 1,016 124 892
1987 1,008 138 870
1988 1,023 103 920
1989 1,136 105 1,031
1990 1,257 129 1,128
1991 1,639 124 1,515
1992 1,729 155 1,574
1993 1,652 134 1,518
1994 1,591 142 1,449
1995 1,519 108 1,411
1996 1,446 102 1,344
1997 1,447 90 1,357
1998 1,544 88 1,456
1999 1,645 138 1,507
2000 1,619 155 1,464
2001 3,979 120 3,859 #99 boy name
2002 3,237 119 3,118
2003 2,255 85 2,170
2004 2,135 71 2,064
2005 1,656 54 1,602
2006 1,314 44 1,270
2007 1,287 68 1,219
2008 1,325 70 1,255
2009 1,224 72 1,152
2010 1,273 66 1,207
2011 1,081 57 1,024
2012 955 48 907
2013 776 33 743
2014 765 52 713
2015 705 43 662

Want to know about the popularity of the Colby baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52,960 babies born with the name Colby in the United States. That's more than enough Colbies to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Colby" was in 2001 with a total of 3,859 babies. (That's a lot of baby Colbies)

According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Colby" ranks #99 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 60 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2003. Across the entire United States a total of 2,255 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Colby popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Colby in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular South Carolina names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Colby" mean? The list below shows the origins of Colby as well as things modernly associated with the name Colby such as celebrities named Colby.

Origin and Meaning of Colby

The name "Colby" is of English origin, and it means "From Koli's farm". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Colby Lopez

Colby Lopez is a professional wrestler. Colby was born in 1986 as Colby Lopez in Buffalo, Iowa, U.S.

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Tyler Black

Tyler Black is a professional wrestler. Tyler was born in 1986 as Colby Lopez in Buffalo, Iowa, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Colby

Colby Cheese
Colby Itkowitz
Colby O'donis
Colby Rasmus
Colby College
Colby College Ranking
Colby Donaldson
Colby Lewis
Colby Melvin

Alternative Meanings

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

B is for buddy, everyone is your pal.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ybloc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Cyobl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Colby born Jan 15, 1963

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1225. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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