What does Curtis mean?
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.
Related boy name: Cortez.more]
How popular is Curtis?
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name statistics 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 Names, 2014)
Cortez, Curt, Curtiss, Kurt and Kurtis are the popular variation forms of Curtis (#529 via latest list). These relations of Curtis were popular with parents in the 1960s (usage of 0.512%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.079%, ▼85%), with forms like Kurt becoming less fashionable.
Thinking of names?
Curtis▼ is pronounced similarly to Cortes and Kurtiss. Other suggested similar baby names are Aris, Arris, Arvis, Baris, Boris, Borris, Burnis, Caddis, Cardin, Carlin, Carlos▲, Carmin, Carter▲, Cartier, Carvil, Ceri, Cetus, Chris▼, Cirrus, Cletis, Cletos, Cletus▼, Clitus, Clovis▼, Colis, Collis, Corbie, Corbin▲, Corbit, Cordas, Corie, Corliss, Corrie, Corrin, Corvin, Corwin, Costas, Craig▼, Craik, Crain, Creik, Cris, Cullin, Curley, Curran, Currey, Currie, Currier, Curro, Curry, Cyril▼, Cyrus▲, Eustis, Faris, Ferris, Harris▼, Idris, Jaris, Jarvis▼, Jervis, Joris, Justis, Kostis, Kris▼, Luis▲, Moris, Nuris, Orsis, Otis▼, Ottis▼, Paris▼, Purvis and Tullis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Curtis.