Meaning and Origin of: Colby
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew : Faithful; dog; bold
- English : Dark-haired
- Scandinavian : From the dark country
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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.