The name Colbey is a commonly given to boys. The meaning of Colbey is 'swarthy person's settlement', 'dark-hued', and 'dark-haired'. The name Colbey is said to have originated from Old Norse. The name is rich in heritage. Chronologically speaking, the name dates back to the seventh century. Initially, this name was used as a settlement name for the then Norse, using 'kol' meaning 'coal' and 'byr' meaning 'settlement'. Later on, this place name was adapted to name people. Colby, Kolby, and Colbie are similar variants of the name Colbey. This name is mostly used in America. People from Australia and Canada have also used this name for their children. There are many fictional characters in series, soap operas, and books, that have this name. Two famous sports personalities are named Colbey, Colbey Ross, a professional US basketball player, and Brain Colbey, an Australian football player. Besides being a first name, Colbey has also been used throughout recent history as a surname.