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What does Courtney mean?

Courtney Pronunciation of Courtney [court-ney] 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.

Associated with: surname, hero, medieval, story (literary), battle, combinations (blend).


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.

Affiliated girl name: Fortney.

3 masculine forms: Cort, Curt and Fortney.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Courtney?

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. Demographics)

Courtney reached its top position of #17 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is presently at #753. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Courtney name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Courtney (#753 last year) are Kourtney (#1110 last year), Kortni, Kourtni, Kortney, Courtnie, Courteney, Courtnee and Cortney. Adoption of these relations of Courtney reached its apex in the year 1990 (median #1060) and has become much reduced since (#1762, down 98%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Courtney, Cortney, Courteney, Courtnee, Courtnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kortney, Kortni, Kourtney, Kourtni in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Britney, Brittney, Bryttney, Carey, Carine, Carrey, Catey, Catrine, Charitey (see Charity), Chastney, Chayney, Cherrey, Chessney (see Chesney), Chorine, Cidney, Clarey, Cluny, Codey, Colene, Coley, Coline, Colline, Connee, Conney, Constancy, Corabel, Coralee, Cordey, Coreene, Coren, Corene, Corey, Corin, Corina, Corinda, Corine, Corinna, Corlene, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Cornela, Cornelya (see Cornelia), Corona, Correne, Correy, Corrin, Corrina, Corrinda, Corrine, Corrinna, Corry, Corryne, Cory, Corynn, Corynna, Corynne, Cozette, Cydney, Cyrene, Dorcey, Dorsey, Dottey (see Dorothy), Fortnea (see Fortney), Fortnee (see Fortney), Fortny (see Fortney), Honey, Korey, Korrey, Lorey, Lottey, Romney, Torey, Torrey and Whitney. These names tend to be less commonly used than Courtney.