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Gender: Male Meaning of Crosby: "village with crosses" Origin of Crosby: Irish Crosby's Popularity in 2018: #696

The name Crosby is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "village with crosses". Crosby is ranked #696 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your top three of each gender?".

From the experts:

Crosby is an attractively laid-back Irish surname with retro musical associations to Bing and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and with a jaunty air. Crosby Braverman was the name of a character on the TV show Parenthood, played by Dax Shepard.

Crosby entered the Top 1000 list for the first time in 2011.

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Popularity

Crosby is #527 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Crosby

Crosbey, Crosbie

Comments

Chris T. Englund Says:

2018-01-08T19:05:25

It is the the Anglicized spelling of "Mac an Chrosáin" but still retains its Gaelic roots.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2017-04-30T20:17:46

Thanks! :)

MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-01-30T03:18:39

I knew a Crosby in elementary school. He was really annoying.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2016-11-14T17:59:14

Okay, thanks. :)

Thepandaprincess223 Says:

2016-11-14T07:27:36

I don't think so, Crosby and Cosby are two very different names, even though they sound quite similar

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2016-09-28T19:53:36

I like this name, but does anyone think it's too close to Cosby?

Bobcat108 Says:

2015-06-16T17:54:08

I'm pretty sure the name information is incorrect...names ending in -by are a tipoff that they're Viking/Scandinavian. In England & southern Scotland, place names ending in -by indicate that that area was part of the Danelaw, or the area inhabited by the Viking/Scandinavian raiders & settlers of the late Dark Ages period. All of the other information I found after doing some research indicates that Crosby comes from Kross + Byr, or Cross + Enclosure/Farm/Settlement. The only Gaelic connection I found was from Ancestry.com, which noted that Crosby was adopted by bearers of "Mac an Chrosáin."