Colby is a boy's name of English origin that means "coal town." It was introduced into the United States in 1849. There are more than 100 people named Colby in the United States.
It may be used as a given name or surname. It is particularly common among members of the U.S. military.
There are also many variations of the name, such as Cole, Colton, Colt, Collin, and Collins.
Settlement of a swarthy person. Colby is pronounced "KOHL-bee" as a boy's name. Colby derives from Old Norse and means "a swarthy person's habitation."
Colby was first used in English language texts in 1678. It became popular after an American football player in the 19th century.
As a given name, Colby is used mostly by women, while as a surname, Colby is mainly used by men.
Begin a free trial habitational name from Colby, Norfolk and Cumbria; from the Old Norse personal name Koli a swarthy person's byname, from kol '(char) coal' + Old Norse byr'settlement'. In Akershus, Norwegian Kolby is a habitational name with the same origins as 1. Colby.
2. Kolbein, 3. Colin.
Kolbein was a popular Scandinavian male given name until it was replaced by Carl in the 19th century. It may be used as a diminutive name for someone who is named after Kolbein Skovgaard, a famous Danish poet and playwright of the early modern period. The -kin suffix is derived from Germanic kin, meaning "friend".
Carl is a common Scandinavian masculine given name that is derived from the German name Karl. It may also be used as a diminutive name for someone who is named after Carle or Charles, both of which are common Scandinavian given names. The -n suffix is a common Scandinavian surname suffix that means "of" or "son of"; it can also be used as a first name by itself.
3. Colin is an English given name that is derived from the Roman family name Kaluza. It may also be used as a diminutive name for someone who is named after Colonel Oliver P. Colin, a military officer who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Kimball has a long and illustrious history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that originated alongside a water pipe in numerous places around England. Kimball's surname may alternatively be derived from the word piper. It was originally used as a term of respect for someone who played the bagpipe.
People with the first name Kim have also been known as Kim Bek, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Kim Jong-il. The last two names are common North Korean family names.
The first name Kim appears in English and Korean language journals dating back to 1444 and 1331 respectively. It became more popular after 1945 when it was adopted by South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee. However, it has recently started to become popular again with the rise of North Korea's third leader, Kim Jong-un.
There are several theories about why people choose names that begin with the letter K. Some say that it is because these names are hard to pronounce while others claim that they are used as a form of address. Whatever the reason, there are still many names starting with the letter K that we need to know!
Burr is a boy's name of Old English origin, and its meaning is "bristle." Lists of Related Baby Names include: Bruin, Buster, Burton, Burt, Brian, Brice.
Burr was first used as a given name. Notable people with the name include:
Burr Franklin - American politician who served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1855 to 1856
Burr Hudson - American baseball player who played first base for the New York Highlanders/Yankees from 1890 to 1895
Burr Smith - American football player and coach
Burr Woodward - American football player and coach
Arthur Burr Stanley - American chemist who developed the process for making plastic from petroleum
Austin Burry Simpson - American educator and college administrator who served as president of Bowdoin College from 1886 to 1889
Bert Burr - Australian rugby league player who played in the 1920s and 1930s
Bill Burr - American actor and comedian
Bradley Burr - Canadian ice hockey player
Harlow is a shortened form of an English surname of Anglo-Saxon origins that was formed from a geographical name. The name is derived from the Olde English words "hoer," which means "a mound of rocks or stones," and "hlaw," which means "a hill." As a result, the surname evolved to describe someone who lived on or near a rocky hill. In modern times, the name is most commonly found in the United States.
The first documented use of the name is as a place name in England. This Harlow came about after Richard I (the Lionheart) granted it to his brother John. The brothers were children of King Henry II of England and their mother was Eleanor of Aquitaine. The siblings were known as the Young Lords because of their age when they took up arms against their father. Although they eventually surrendered, they were never pardoned by their father and had to seek exile in France.
After the death of their father, the throne of England was seized by his son Edward II. The new king was only nine years old at the time of his father's death and his uncle, Philip IV of France, had him marry their sister. The marriage ended in tragedy when their daughter died shortly after birth. To make matters worse, the young couple had no say in the matter of her burial because the queen was under the age of ten. They also had two other sisters who did not go to live with their husbands but remained behind in France.