What does Courtney mean?
Courtney [court-ney] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Courtney) is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Courtney is "domain of Curtis". Surname and place name, originally a Norman baronial name from places in Northen France called Courtenay. In earlier times, it has been taken as a nickname derived from Old French "court nez", meaning "short nose". Usually feminine in America nowadays. Actors Tom Courtenay, Courtney B. Vance.
(female) Middle name pairings:
Courtney Roy (C.R.), ..
How popular is Courtney?
Courtney is a very prominent first name for men (#488 out of 1220, Top 40%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#1202 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Courtney reached its apex rank of #274 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #1483 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Courtney (#1483 a year ago) are Cort, Cortney and Curt. Usage of these relations of Courtney reached its most widespread 35 years ago (usage of 0.06%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.01%, 90% less).
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Arney, Barney▼, Bourne, Burley, Burney, Carne, Carney, Charley▼, Cheney, Chesney, Claney, Cluny, Coakley, Coburne (see Coburn), Codey▼, Coley, Colten▲, Coney, Conrade, Conwy, Corben, Corbet, Corby, Corday, Coree (see Corey), Coren, Corey▼, Corley, Cornel, Cornell, Corney, Correy, Corrin, Cortes, Cortez, Corty, Cory▼, Coryden, Coster, Cotten, Coulter, Courey, Court, Courtlandt, Covey, Cowrey (see Cowrie), Cowrie, Coxey, Cranley, Culley, Curley, Currey, Currie, Curtice, Curtis▼, Curtiss, Cydney, Forteney (see Fortney), Fortny (see Fortney), Fourtney, Hartley, Huntley, Jorey, Jovanney, Korey▼, Murphey, Murrey, Pittney (see Pitney), Rodney▼, Romney, Rooney, Verney, Whitney, Worthey and Yovanney. These names tend to be less commonly used than Courtney.