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What does Fortney mean?

Fortney Pronunciation of Fortney as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Fortney) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Fortney is "strong one". Rhymes with the popular Courtney.

ASSOCIATED WITH -ney, strong, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Fortenay, Forteney, Forteny, Fortny, Fourtney




Fortney Carsyn (F.C.), ..

How popular is Fortney?

Fortney is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#6480 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Fortney (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Courtney (#1483 LAST YEAR) and Cortney. These forms of Fortney were at the apex of their popularity 4 decades ago and are now much less conventional, with the form Courtney becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cortney, Courtney in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arney, Barney, Bartley, Birney, Burney, Carney, Coney, Corey, Corley, Corney, Correy, Dontey, Dorsey, Farley, Farnley, Farnly (see Farnley), Farrley (see Farley), Fernley, Fontane, Forbes, Forde, Forden, Forgael (see Fergal), Forster, Fortino, Fortune, Fortunio, Fortuny, Foster, Franky, Frey, Fursey, Hartley, Hockney, Horsley, Jorey, Karney, Korey, Korrey (see Kory), Morey, Morley, Morrey, Morrley (see Morley), Pitney, Pittney (see Pitney), Rodney, Romney, Rooney, Rorey, Rowney, Sorley, Toney, Torey, Torrey, Verney, Volney, Whitney and Worthey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fortney.

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