What does Courtney mean?
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.
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.Creative forms:
(male) 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)
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%).
Similar NamesSuggested 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.