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What does Courtenay mean?

Courtenay Pronunciation of Courtenay [courte-nay] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Courtenay) is an Old French name, and the name Courtenay means "courtier, court attendant; brave". Courtenay is an alternate form of Cort (English, Old German): variation of Courtney.

Associated with: attendant (servant), brave.


1 alternative form via Cort, Courtney: Cortney.

1 feminine form: Courtney.

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Middle name pairings:
Courtenay Maximilian (C.M.), ..

How popular is Courtenay?

Courtenay is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#55376 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Courtenay (outside Top 2000) are Courtney (#1483 from recent data), Cortney and Cort. Adoption of these forms of Courtenay reached its highest 35 years ago (usage of 0.05%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.01%, 88.3% less), with the version Courtney going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cort, Cortney, Courtney in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Colten, Corben, Corday, Coren, Corey, Corley, Corney, Correy, Cortes, Cortez, Corty, Cotten, Coulter, Courey, Court, Courtland, Courtlandt, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Curley, Currey, Curtell, Fortenay (see Fortney), Forteney (see Fortney), Forteny (see Fortney) and Fourtney. These names tend to be more frequently used than Courtenay.

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