Colt

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Colt

"Colt" is a name of American origin, and it means "Young horse". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Colt
Senses
  1. The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes distinctively applied to the male, filly being the female. Cf. Foal.
  2. A young, foolish fellow.
  3. A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.

Note: ☞ In sporting circles it is usual to reckon the age of colts from some arbitrary date, as from January 1, or May 1, next preceding the birth of the animal.

Etymology: OE. colt a young horse, ass, or camel, AS. colt; cf. dial. Sw. kullt a boy, lad

verb Colt
To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
verb Colt
Senses
  1. To horse; to get with young.
  2. To befool.(Obs)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A young male horse under the age of four
  2. A kind of revolver
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name

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Colt McCoy is a football player. Colt was born on September 5th, 1986 in Hobbs, New Mexico.

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Colt Ford is a country rap, hip hop music, country rock, southern hip hop, and southern rock musician. His ongoing career started in 2008. Colt was given the name Jason Farris Brown on August 27th, 1970.

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Colt Brennan is a football player. Colt was born on August 16th, 1983 in Laguna Beach, California, U.S.

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Colt Anderson is a football player for the Indianapolis Colts. Colt was born on October 25th, 1985 in Butte, Montana.

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Colt Lyerla is an athlete for the Arizona Rattlers. Colt was born on November 13th, 1992 in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Colt Hynes is a baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. Colt was born on June 28th, 1985 in Oklahoma City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Colt

Samuel Colt was an inventor, industrialist, businessman, hunter, and business magnate. Samuel was born on July 19th, 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. He passed away on January 10th, 1862.

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Johnny Colt is a southern rock and hard rock musician. He plays Bass guitar. He was most active from 1989 to present. Johnny was born on May 1st, 1966 in Cherry Point, North Carolina, U.S. Johnny is also known as Brandt and Charles.

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Zebedy Colt was a film director, actor, singing, and singer. Zebedy was given the name Edward Earle Marsh on December 20th, 1929 in United States. He passed away on May 29th, 2004.

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PhD Marshall Colt is a psychologist since 1994, actor, 1976-1995, naval officer, 1970-2000, psychology, officer (armed forces), and psychologistsince 1994. PhD was born on October 26th, 1948 in New Orleans.

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Caldwell Hart Colt was an inventor, yachtsman, invention, and yacht. Caldwell was born Caldwell Hart Colt on November 24th, 1858 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. He left this life on January 21st, 1894.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 7 0 7
1958 10 0 10
1959 8 0 8
1961 11 0 11
1962 8 0 8
1963 10 0 10
1965 15 0 15
1966 11 0 11
1967 6 0 6
1968 7 0 7
1969 10 0 10
1970 8 0 8
1971 16 0 16
1972 14 0 14
1973 13 0 13
1974 17 0 17
1975 15 0 15
1976 13 0 13
1977 16 0 16
1978 10 0 10
1979 20 0 20
1980 9 0 9
1981 20 0 20
1982 344 0 344
1983 357 6 351
1984 272 0 272
1985 276 5 271
1986 224 0 224
1987 266 0 266
1988 194 0 194
1989 167 0 167
1990 174 0 174
1991 201 0 201
1992 225 0 225
1993 236 0 236
1994 253 0 253
1995 236 0 236
1996 246 0 246
1997 242 0 242
1998 210 0 210
1999 194 0 194
2000 197 0 197
2001 190 0 190
2002 195 0 195
2003 156 0 156
2004 143 0 143
2005 186 0 186
2006 212 0 212
2007 428 0 428
2008 499 0 499
2009 820 0 820
2010 944 0 944
2011 952 0 952
2012 957 0 957
2013 974 0 974
2014 976 0 976
2015 1,016 0 1,016
2016 1,028 0 1,028
2017 1,329 0 1,329

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Popularity of Colt as a first name

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Popularity of Colt as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Colt U.S.
  White 86.06% 64.26%
  African American 4.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Colt

People with the last name Colt are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Colt

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  • How Popular is the name Colt? Colt is the 1,922nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Colt was the 19,498th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Colt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,793 babies born with the first name Colt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Colt to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Colt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Colt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Colt is Saturday, July 17th, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Colt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Colt was in 2017 with a total of 1,329 babies. That's a lot of babies named Colt!
  • Random Colt Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Colt ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 14 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Colt: Your name in reverse order is Tloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Loct. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Colt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,385 people with the last name Colt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Colt? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Colt as their last name since less than 1 person in 213k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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