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". 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 girl name Fortney.
Courtney is a very popular first name for females (#245 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1273 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Courtney for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Courtney and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Courtney (#681), Kourtney, Kortney, Cortney and Courtenay. (2014 statistics).