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Coby Meaning

    

Quick Facts

Name:

Coby

Gender:

Unisex

Pronunciation:

Co-by

No. Of Syllables:

2

No. Of Letters:

4

Origin & Meaning

The name Coby is of Hebrew and Dutch origin.

The meaning of Coby is "supplanter".  

Popularity

In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 1165 in popular baby names for boys with 159 occurrences. 

View the Coby Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Coby has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Coby to other names.

Numerology

What will your new little Coby be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

Coby is a diminutive (nickname) of Jacoba, Jacobus.

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Coby in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Coby.

Just for fun, see the name Coby in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Coby in Nautical Flags page.

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Hebrew names have their origins in either the Old Testament or modern Hebrew vocabulary.

Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.

Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).

Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.

By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) in contrast, name their children after living relatives or deceased relatives. The father's parents names are generally used first and then the mother's parents names.

Neither Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jews will name a baby after one of the parents.

After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.