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Gender: Male Origin of Coby: English, diminutive of Coburn or Jacob or Jacoby

The name Coby is a boy's name of English origin. Coby and is often added to lists like Boy Names That Can Start with a C or a K and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset Makeover Game! Boys".

From the experts:

Actor Coby Bell gives this short but sweet name a hefty amount of street cred. Can also be spelled Koby or Kobe, as in Kobe Bryant.

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Famous People Named Coby

Coby Scott Bell, American actor
Coby Miller, American Olympic sprinter
Coby Joseph Karl, American basketball player; son of coach George Karl
Maxwell Coburn "Coby" Whitmore, American illustrator
Jacoby "Coby" Fleener, American NFL football player
Jacob "Coby" Linder, American former drummer of band Say Anything
Jacoba Maria Jozina "Coby" van Baalen-Dorresteijn, Dutch Olympic female equestrian
Coby Cotton, American YouTuber of Dude Perfect

Pop Culture References for the name Coby

Coby Jennings, character on Australian TV series "Packed to the Rafters"

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autumnreverie Says:


Mmm, beef.

Marlz81 Says:


I really like the sound of this name.

EW314 Says:


I much prefer Coby over Jake as a nickname for Jacob. And if Jake can work as a full name, I think Coby can too.

Zelliew Says:


It's only a nickname

clairels Says:


I have a friend Coby, which is short for Jacob, who I've known since we were kids. It always reminded me of Colby cheese (as it did others, apparently, since he made fun of it once on his blog). On the other hand, he definitely stood out from the Jakes.