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What does Cort mean?

Cort Pronunciation of Cort [cort] as a boys' name is pronounced kort. It is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Cort is "courtier, court attendant; brave". Variant of Courtney. Courtney now is used primarily for girls. Actor Bud Cort.

Associated with: attendant (servant), brave.


Cort has 9 variants: Cortland, Corty, Court, Courtenay, Courtland, Courtney, Curt, Kort and Kurt.

Affiliated boy name: Conrad.

1 more different relation via Courtney: Cortney.

Creative forms:
(male) Carrt, Cart, ..

(female) Codra, Core, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cort Elam (C.E.), ..

How popular is Cort?

Cort is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#19898 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cort entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1649 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Cort are Conrad (#625 in recent rankings), Kurt (#1414), Courtney (#1483), Curt, Cortney, Cortland and Courtland. These forms of Cort were at the apex of their popularity 55 years ago (usage of 0.2%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.03%, 83%), with versions such as Kurt becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cort, Conrad, Cortland, Cortney, Courtland in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Courtney, Curt, Kurt in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cort and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aart, Arrt (see Arthur), Art, Bart, Bert, Burt, Card, Carl, Carr, Cary, Ceri, Chet, Ciro, Cnut, Cob, Cobb, Cobe, Cobi, Coby, Cody, Coe, Col, Cole, Colet, Coll, Colm, Colt, Como, Con, Conn, Cook, Coop, Cope, Cor, Corbet, Corbit, Corby, Cord, Coree (see Corey), Coren, Corey, Corie, Corin, Cork, Corry, Cortes, Cortez, Cory, Costa, Coty, Covert, Cowry, Cox, Coxe, Coy, Coye, Croft, Dart, Hart, Mart and Mort. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cort.

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