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Curtis meaning and name origin
Curtis \c(u)-rtis, cur-tis\ as a boy's name is pronounced KERT-iss. It is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Curtis is "courteous, polite". Surname, in origin a nickname used in the Middle Ages for a courteous person. In earlier times, it was linked with Middle English "curt" meaning "short leggings". See also Kort. General Curtis Le May; golfer Curtis Strange; football player Curtis Martin.
Curtis has 6 variant forms: Curcio, Curt, Curtell, Curtice, Curtiss and Kurtis.
For more information, see also the related name Cortez.
Baby names that sound like Curtis are Cortes and Kurtiss.
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Popularity of Curtis
Curtis is a very popular first name for men (#112 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#270 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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