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Meaning and name origin
Cortez \c(o)-rtez, cor-tez\ as a boy's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1154 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#481 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cortez for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cortez and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cortez and Curtis. (2015 statistics).
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