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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.

There are 3 masculine forms of Courtney: Cort, Curt and Fortney.


Courtney is a very popular first name for females (#245 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1273 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Courtney for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Courtney and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cortney, Courtenay, Courtney, Kortney and Kourtney. (2015 statistics).

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

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


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