Meaning and Origin of: Colby

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Faithful; dog; bold
  • English : Dark-haired
  • Scandinavian : From the dark country

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from places in Norfolk and Cumbria named Colby, from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.
  • Variant spelling of Norwegian Kolby, a habitational name in Akershus, with the same etymology as 1.