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The name Colby is of Old English origin, and means coal town.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Colby has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Colby
Use of the Name Colby for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
36,616 36,616 33,710 19,702 12,628 4,199 2,039
The table below indicates the number of times the name Colby has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Colby first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1968, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Colby
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
196884374  
196984183  
1970701140  
1971560209  
1972550209  
1973445309  
1974434330  
1975415350  
1976433319  
1977466298  
1978477290  
1979480295  
1980532261  
1981548237  
1982360493  
1983301652  
1984276757  
1985285715  
1986253891  
1987257869  
1988255919  
19892501,033  
19902441,127  
19912021,515  
19921971,574  
19932001,516  
19942001,449  
19952091,412  
19962251,344  
19972281,357  
19982201,455  
19992241,506  
20002331,460  
2001993,854  
20021253,115  
20031802,160  
20041852,039  
Totals:  36,616 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Colby as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Colby appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 37 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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