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Quick Facts on Colt

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 332
Simple meaning:
Young male horse

Characteristics of Colt

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Colt

The name Colt is the English vocabulary word for a young male horse under the age of four. It is also sometimes used informally to indicate a young, inexperienced person. As a male given name, Colt is used mainly in the United States and often considered a short form of the English surname Colton.

Popularity of the Name Colt

Colt first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1982. This was inspired by a character named Colt Seavers (played by Lee Majors) on the TV show “The Fall Guy” (which first aired at the end of 1981). The name achieved only sporadic usage in the 1980s and 90s, but then drifted into obscurity as we approached the 21st century. For a couple of years (2003-2004), the name even fell off the charts completely. However, in the past few years, the name Colt has been experiencing a comeback, probably influenced by the popularity of Colton. Colt is an alternative for parents who prefer the strong, snappier one-syllable versions of names. Colt is a name with “tough guy” written all over it. It makes us think of the malt liquor Colt 45 or the Colt Manufacturing Company which popularized the revolver gun. Colt is probably one of the least “sissy” names out there for boys. But colts can be frisky, so you may just get what you asked for with this name.
Popularity of the Boy Name Colt
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Colt

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Colt

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Colt

    Colt We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Colt.

  • Popular Songs on Colt

    Popular Songs on Colt

    Colt - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Colt.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Colt

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Colt

    "Colt": A Dog's Story (Ann Allee) - This children's book is a learning book about how children pick up what they see and hear from role models. The story is told by way of "COLT" the new dog on the block, who unknowingly causes chaos in a small town. He learns bad language from his master. Soon all his dog pals begin using the bad words. Then the children do the same. Before long, the teachers hear it at school and alert the parents. Colt goes to dog jail but through loving friendship and devoted loyalty, there is a lesson learned and a happy ending for all. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Colt (Nancy Springer) - Colt Vittorio has never run a race, or even walked down the street on his own. Colt has spina bifida, and sees the world from a wheelchair. Then his mother signs him up for a special riding program. "An excellent portrayal of a young person struggling with the emotional and social ramifications of a serious disease" Says Booklist. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Cowboy Colt (Dandi Daley Mackall) - Fourth-grader Ellie James and her horse, Dream, are best friends forever. But when her human best friend, Colt, starts acting strange, Ellie determines to fix his problem. She tries to find the perfect horse for Colt. But how? Ellie’s brother is struggling to stay on his baseball team, her father is fighting to hold onto his job at the Jingle Bells Ad Agency, and her mother is volunteering at the cat farm and the worm ranch, so Ellie is on her own. Or is she? Join Ellie and Colt in their exciting, horse-loving adventures. Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Colt

    Famous People Named Colt

    Famous People Named Colt - Colt Brennan (football player); Colt Knost (golfer); Colt McCoy (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Colt

    Children of Famous People Named Colt

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Colt - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Colt.

  • Historic Figures

    Colt - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Colt - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Colt.

Personality of the Boy Name Colt

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Colt

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