Meaning:swarthy person's settlement
There's nothing cheesy about this gender-neutral name. Colby has Norse origins and means "swarthy person's settlement." This name comes from Koli, a personal name derived from kol, a word for charcoal. Colby can also be spelled as Kolby, which means "dark" or "dark-haired." This name jumped in popularity in the early noughties but has slowly slipped down the rankings, meaning baby probably won't encounter too many other Colbys in their life.

Famous People Named Colby

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  • Colby Donaldson
    Reality TV Star
  • Colby Lewis
    Baseball Player
  • Colby Melvin
  • Colby Rasmus
    Baseball Player
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