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Kolby is a young and cute baby name for boys or girls. It does have a bit of a rugged feel, however, making it more popular among males. Currently, this spelling variation is not a top 1,000 baby name, but it has been on the top 400 list.

Meaning of the name Kolby:

English: from Koli's town, from a coal town

Origin of the name Kolby:

Kolby is a variation of the baby name Colby. The latter was a surname in the Middle Ages in England and became a nickname for these individuals. The name originated from the Norse nickname “koli” and the word “byr.”

Symbolism of the name Kolby:

The Norse diminutive “koli” translates to “dark” or “coal.” The word “byr,” on the other hand, translates to “town.” Together, these words create the meaning of Kolby.

Style of the name Kolby:

Modern for first name use

Gender of the name Kolby:

Kolby is a great name for either gender, but it is much more popular for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Kolby:


Number of syllables in the name Kolby:


Emotion evoked from the name Kolby:

Kolby is a young and informal baby name. It does feel slightly rugged and common.

Alternative spellings for the name Kolby:

  • Kolbee
  • Kolbi
  • Colby 
  • Colbi
  • Colbee
  • Colbie
  • Kolbie

Nicknames for the name Kolby:

  • Kolbs
  • Kolb
  • Kol
  • Kole
  • Kollie
  • Kolly
  • Ko

Popularity of the name Kolby:

Kolby is no longer on the top 1,000 list. The last year it found a place with the Social Security Index was in 2016 at rank 952. Kolby was once a top 400 name, however, as seen from 2001 to 2002 and ranks 359 and 384, respectively.

Related names for the name Kolby:

Great middle names for Kolby and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Kolby:

  • Kolby Koloff (reality TV star, “Preacher's Daughters”)
  • Kolby Smith (NFL player)
  • Kolby Listenbee (NFL player)
  • Kolby Allard (MLB player)

Kolbys in popular culture:

There are no fictional characters of note with the baby name Kolby.

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