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Courtney meaning and name origin
Courtney \co(u)-rt-ney, cour-tney\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Courtney), is pronounced KORT-nee. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Courtney is "domain of Curtius". Transferred use of the surname, originally a place name from France called Courtenay, which is from a Latin personal name meaning "short", so people have associated the name with "court nez" meaning "short nose", which was the nickname of a famous hero from a medieval story who lost the tip of his nose in battle. A name with upper-class connotations, and used in combinations such as Courtneylee. Courtlyn is a contemporary variant. Actresses Courteney Cox, Courtney Love.
Courtney has 37 variant forms: Cordney, Cordni, Cortenay, Corteney, Cortland, Cortne, Cortnee, Cortneigh, Cortney, Cortnie, Cortny, Courtenay, Courteneigh, Courteney, Courteny, Courtland, Courtlyn, Courtnay, Courtnee, Courtnie, Courtny, Kordney, Kortnay, Kortnee, Kortney, Kortni, Kortnie, Kortny, Kourtenay, Kourtnee, Kourtneigh, Kourtney, Kourtnee, Kourtni, Kourtnie, Kourty and Quartney.
For more information, see also the related name Fortney.
Baby names that sound like Courtney are Carden and Gardner.
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Popularity of Courtney
Courtney is a very popular first name for women (#245 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1273 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Courtney for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Courtney with its variant forms and related girl baby names.