Meaning and Origin of: Colt

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Lame

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Middle English colt ‘young ass’, later also ‘young horse’, ‘colt’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who looked after asses and horses, or a nickname for an obstinate or frisky person, from the same word. In northern England colt was a generic term for working horses and asses.