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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 has 3 masculine forms: Cort, Curt and 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 (#1273 out of 88799, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Courtney name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Courtney outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Courtney and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Courtney (#681 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Kourtney, Kortney and Cortney. Usage of this girl name reached its apex in the year 1990 and has become much lower since, with the versions Courtney, Kourtney, Kortney and Cortney becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cortney, Courtney, Kortney, Kourtney in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Courtney outside U.S.