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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.


Variations

Cortez has 3 variant forms: Cortes, Kortes and Kortez.


Popularity

Cortez is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1154 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#481 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cortez for boys. Cortez reached its highest rank of #533 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cortez and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Curtis (#529) and Cortez. (2014 statistics).

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

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

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