What does Courtney mean?
Courtney \co(u)-rt-ney, cour-tney\ as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' 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". 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 variants: 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, Kourtnee, Kourtneigh, Kourtney▼, Kourtni, Kourtnie, Kourty and Quartney.
For more information, see also the related girl name Fortney.
Courtney is a very popular first name for females (#245 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1202 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Courtney for girls. Courtney entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #17 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is presently at #681. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Courtney and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Courtney (#681 last year) are Kourtney, Kortney and Cortney. Usage of these girl names reached its apex in the year 1990 (usage of 0.6695%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0798%, down 88.1%), with the versions Courtney, Kourtney, Cortney and Kortney becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)