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Add Crosby to the list of surnames that have become quite popular as given names for baby boys over the last few decades. While it's not quite as beloved as, say, Mason, Jackson, or Hudson, it's been on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for boys in the United States since 2011. There are several notable musicians from the 20th century with the surname, so part of its popularity may have been inspired by pop culture. Either way, Crosby pairs well with both classic and modern middle names.

Meaning of the name Crosby:

English: Town of crosses, or town by the cross
Scandanavian: Town of crosses, or town by the cross

Origin of the name Crosby:

Once upon a time, surnames were often assigned to people based on where they lived. Those named Crosby likely lived in a town near a cross or with a notable cross. It's derived from the Old Nordic elements “kross,” which means “cross,” and “byr,” which means “town” or “village.”

Symbolism of the name Crosby:

Because of its association with crosses, parents of the Christian faith may find some symbolism in the name Crosby. Its association with musicians like Bing Crosby and David Crosby may also inspire symbolism.

Style of the name Crosby:

Traditional, surname as a given name

Gender of the name Crosby:

Crosby is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Crosby:

KRAWS-bee

Number of syllables in the name Crosby:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Crosby:

The baby name Crosby evokes images of someone who is independent and wants to the world.

Alternative spellings for the name Crosby:

  • Crosbey
  • Crosbie
  • Crosbi
  • Crosbee
  • Crosbeigh

Nicknames for the name Crosby:

  • Cross

Popularity of the name Crosby:

According to the Social Security Administration, Crosby has been a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States since 2011. It last ranked at number 801 in 2020.

Related names for the name Crosby:

Great middle names for Crosby and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Crosby:

Crosby in popular culture:

  • Crosby Braverman (character on the TV show “Parenthood”)