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What does Curtis mean?

Curtis \c(u)-rtis, cur-tis\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Curtis has 6 variants: Curcio, Curt, Curtell, Curtice, Curtiss and Kurtis.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Cortez.

Curtis has 3 more different forms via Kort: Cort, Court and Kurt.


Popularity

Curtis is a very popular first name for males (#112 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#280 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Curtis for boys. Curtis reached its top rank of #78 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is currently at #529. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Cortez, Curt, Curtiss, Kurt and Kurtis are the popular variation forms of Curtis (#529 a year ago). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5115%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0785%, down 84.7%), with forms like Cortez, Curtis, Curtiss, Kurt and Kurtis falling out of fashion. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Curtis and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cortez, Curt, Curtis, Curtiss, Kurt, Kurtis in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Curtis is pronounced similarly to Cortes and Kurtiss. These names tend to be less frequently used than Curtis.

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