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What does Curtiss mean?

Curtiss Pronunciation of Curtiss [cur-tiss] as a name for boys means "courteous, polite". Curtiss is an alternate spelling of Curtis (English, Old French).


Curtiss has 2 variants: Curtice and Kurtis.

3 more relations via Curtis: Curcio, Curt and Curtell.

Creative forms:
(male) Cortiss, Curliss, ..

(female) Curis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Curtiss Alexander (C.A.), ..

How popular is Curtiss?

Curtiss is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5892 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Curtiss was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #733 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Curtiss name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Curt, Curtis (#527 last year) and Kurtis (#1887) are the prominent related forms of Curtiss appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Curcio, are uncommon. These forms of Curtiss were at the peak of their popularity in the 1960s (adoption of 0.29%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.03%, down 89%), with versions such as Kurtis becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Curtiss, Curt, Curtis, Kurtis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Curtiss is pronounced similarly to Cortes and Kurtiss. Other recommended names are Anstiss, Arliss, Boriss, Burgess, Burgiss (see Burgess), Caddiss, Cartier, Chris, Chriss, Cletis, Corless, Corliss, Cris, Currie, Currier, Eustiss (see Eustace), Ferriss, Harriss, Kriss, Markiss, Morriss, Parriss and Purviss. These names tend to be more frequently used than Curtiss.

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