Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KOL-bee
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Meaning & History

From an English surname, originally from various place names, derived from the Old Norse nickname Koli (meaning "coal, dark") and býr "town". As a given name, its popularity spiked in the United States and Canada in 2001 when Colby Donaldson (1974-) appeared on the reality television show Survivor.

Related Names

VariantKolby

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Entry updated January 21, 2022