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634
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since 1880
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385
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cobey

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Alt. Meaning

C is for captive, your web of charm.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

B is for beauty, that comes from within.

E is for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cobey

Jr. William Wilfred "Bill" Cobey is a congressman. His career lasted from 1985 to 1987. Jr. was born on May 13th, 1939 in Washington, D.C.

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William was born on March 12th, 1908. He left this life on April 20th, 1998.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 6 0 6
1973 11 0 11
1974 11 0 11
1975 9 0 9
1976 7 0 7
1977 8 0 8
1978 9 0 9
1979 9 0 9
1980 6 0 6
1981 7 0 7
1983 5 0 5
1984 5 0 5
1988 7 0 7
1990 9 0 9
1992 9 0 9
1993 12 0 12
1994 12 0 12
1995 13 0 13
1996 15 0 15
1997 17 0 17
1998 37 0 37
1999 46 0 46
2000 34 0 34
2001 50 0 50
2002 35 0 35
2003 33 0 33
2004 31 0 31
2005 20 0 20
2006 14 0 14
2007 18 0 18
2008 27 0 27
2009 18 0 18
2010 27 0 27
2011 6 0 6
2012 14 0 14
2013 7 0 7
2014 6 0 6
2015 10 0 10
2016 8 0 8
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Cobey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cobey U.S.
  White 62.86% 64.26%
  African American 34.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cobey

People with the last name Cobey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cobey

  • How Popular is the name Cobey? Cobey is the 14,062nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cobey was the 53,667th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cobey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 634 babies born with the first name Cobey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cobey to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cobey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cobey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cobey is Thursday, September 23rd, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Cobey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cobey was in 2001 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Cobey Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cobey is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Cobey: Your name in reverse order is Yeboc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cboey. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cobey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 385 people with the last name Cobey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cobey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cobey as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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