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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.


Variations

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Cortez.


Popularity

Curtis is a very popular first name for males (#112 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#270 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Curtis for boys. Curtis reached its highest rank of #78 in the U.S. in 1960-1969 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Curtis and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Curtis (#529), Kurtis, Curtiss, Cortez and Curt. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

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

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