Colt: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Colt

Colt

Pronunciation: KOHLT (key)

Related Names:

Colter, Colton

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My brother's name is Colt. He was born in January of 1983, and apparently everyone thought my parents were crazy. My Dad is a gun enthusiast and named him after the Colt .357 magnum. All his life, people would ask my brother if he was named after a horse, or a Colt .45. Some people even asked if he was named after the beer! (ugh). There was a movie quite a while back called 3 Ninjas (I think). The kids in the movie got "ninja names" and one of them was Colt. When the other kids in the movie heard this they asked if his parents hated him! :) My brother always seemed to like his name, though, and he was insistent that people know that he was named after the .357 magnum, not any of the other "choices!"

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Nicknames for Colt: | Edit

Cole

Meanings and history of the name Colt: | Edit

An English occupational surname for someone who cared for "young horses" or a nickname for an obstinate or frisky person.

Famous real-life people named Colt: | Edit

Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist who is is widely credited with popularizing the revolver.
Daniel "Colt" McCoy, American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.
Colton "Colt" Brennan, American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

Colt in song, story & screen: | Edit

See comment above about 3 Ninjas movie.

Indianapolis Colts, National Football League franchise.
Colt Seavers, a Hollywood stuntman and part-time bounty hunter and played by Lee Majors on the 80's television series "The Fall Guy."

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