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My whole family is named Colby. It's a tradition in my family. This name means so much to us.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2005
I like the way this name sounds, but I would never name someone this because it always reminds me of Colby Jack cheese. :(
-- memomo  2/16/2006
I have also met several girls named Colby.
-- Anonymous User  3/6/2006
My daughter's name is Kolbie. I changed the spelling to make it more feminine and to not associate with cheese. :)
-- Anonymous User  4/11/2006
I have always liked the name Colby. Not overly used which is nice. I do personally prefer it for a boy though.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
There is a kind of cheese called colby cheese, and it is orange. (It is similar to cheddar.) There is also colby-jack cheese, which is a combination of colby and Monteray Jack cheeses.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Colby is a great name for a boy. I know a 12 year old boy with this name, he is a pretty neat kid.
-- Anonymous User  10/11/2006
Colby Granger is a character on the show Numb3rs.
-- kateyvic  6/6/2007
Colbie Caillat is a pop singer. I like it spelled better with -ie.
-- drag0n_freak  12/25/2007
Colby to me is WAY too feminine for a boy. It just doesn't strike me as a masculine name.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/14/2008
My name is Colby. I love the name for a girl. It's very unique. I've only met one other female Colby. I used to hate my name when I was young, but it really grew on me. The cheese jokes get old, but there could definitely be worse jokes.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2008
I don't like this name. Makes me think of cheese.
-- number1212  11/30/2008
Josh Turner, a country singer, and his wife have had their second son. They named him Colby. I like it.
-- noiseless  6/30/2009
This name sounds very juvenile. It is also overused and celebrity-inspired. I can't picture this name on a resume.
-- bananarama  11/13/2009
Colby Donaldson is a three-time Survivor contestant who appeared on Australian Outback, All-Stars, and Heroes vs. Villains.
-- sddorme  2/22/2010
The huge increase in boys named Colby in 2001 is because that was the year Survivor: The Australian Outback aired. It was the most popular TV show at the time and the most popular player to appear was Colby Donaldson.
-- SamBelden  7/7/2011
My husband's middle name is Colby. I wouldn't have put it past his father to name him after the cheese. Ironically the actually meaning of the name relates to coal, or coal mining. My husband is a mining engineer who studied in coal mines.
-- Cuss10  2/7/2012
The name Colby was actually given to 48 baby GIRLS born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
It's cute, I'll admit that. But it doesn't really have much substance... It's a bit too modern and youthful for me. However, I think it would be adorable on a dog :) my only problem is when people mess up the spelling (Colbie, Kolby, etc.) and/or when it's used on girls. This name is not at all suited for a grown woman.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2013
I love it for a boy, but these days it's probably too "girly" for a boy. I agree with post above that says it's not really suited for a grown woman. Maybe not even a grown man, now that I think about it. But it's cute for a little boy in my opinion.
-- deidre  2/15/2015
Reminds me of the Mainland Colby cheese ad. "Your friend in the fridge".
-- Anonymous User  4/14/2015
Colby Lopez, an American professional wrestler signed to WWE who performs under the ring name "Seth Rollins".
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2015
I love this name. I never knew about it until I met this boy with it. Now I love the name.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2016
Colby O'Donis is a Grammy-nominated American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor of Puerto Rican, African American and Italian descent. He is best known as a featured artist in the Lady Gaga single "Just Dance", which spent more than eleven months on the Billboard Hot 100. He is also well known for his lead single on his debut album Colby O titled "What You Got" featuring Akon, which peaked at number 14 on the Hot 100, and being featured on Akon's song "Beautiful", which peaked at number 19 on the Hot 100.
-- lilolaf  1/25/2017

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