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pinWhat does Cortez mean?

Cortez /cor-tez/ as a boys' name is pronounced kor-TEZ. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Cortez is "courteous".

May also mean "court-dweller". Variant of Curtis. Historical: surname of the Spanish explorer and adventurer Hernando Cortes (16th century) who with a small expeditionary force conquered the Aztec civilization of Mexico.


Cortez has 3 variants: Cortes, Kortes and Kortez.

Cortez has 2 more alternative forms via Curtis: Curt and Curtell.

Kreatif forms: Cartez, Contez, Cotez. [more]

pinHow popular is Cortez?

Cortez is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1154 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#367 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Cortez for boys. Cortez entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #533 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Curt and Curtis (#529 last year) are the prominent related forms of Cortez listed in the Top 1000. These forms of Cortez reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (median #462) and are now significantly less widespread (#843, down 71%).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cortez, Curt, Curtis in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Carter, Colten, Colter, Corben, Corbet, Cordas, Coree, Coren, Corey, Corie, Corley, Cornel, Corney, Correy, Cort, Cortney, Corty, Coster, Cotten, Gorten, Horten, Jontez, Montez, Morten and Porter. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cortez.