[ 2 syll. co-by, cob-y ] The baby boy name Coby is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is KowBIY- †. Coby is largely used in the English language, and it is derived from Hebrew and African-Swahili origins.
Coby is an English diminutive form of the name Jacob (Dutch, English, German, and Scandinavian).
Coby is also a variant of the name Kobe (English and Japanese).
See also the related form, Koby (English).
Coby is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 2001, 0.025% of baby boys were given the name Coby. It ranked at #463 then. The baby name has since substantially declined in popularity, and is now of very modest use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Coby, Jacob was the most widely used. Coby has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Coby: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"