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Gender: Male Meaning of Crosby: "village with crosses" Origin of Crosby: Irish Crosby's Popularity in 2017: #630

The name Crosby is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "village with crosses". Crosby is ranked #630 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 "Boys Academy - Namebank".

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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Famous People Named Crosby

Crosby Loggins (b. 1980), American singer, son of singer Kenny Loggins
(Rufus) Crosby Kemper, American banker
Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley, American actor/comedian
Edward Crosby "Ned" Johnson III, American owner of Fidelity Investments
Sidney Crosby, Canadian ice hockey player
Bing Crosby, American singer and actor
David Crosby, American singer-songwriter of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Mason Crosby, American NFL player
Crosby James Beaufort-Grinnell (b. 2018), son of American actor Todd Grinnell and British actress and singer-songwriter India de Beaufort

Pop Culture References for the name Crosby

Crosby Braverman, character on TV's "Parenthood"

Crosbey, Crosbie


Chris T. Englund Says:


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

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Thanks! :)

MonikerWanderer Says:


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

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Okay, thanks. :)

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


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

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


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

Bobcat108 Says:


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, which noted that Crosby was adopted by bearers of "Mac an Chrosáin."