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What does Kurt mean?

Kurt Pronunciation of Kurt [kurt] as a boys' name is pronounced kert. It is of German origin. Variant of Conrad (Old German) "courageous advice". Actor Kurt Russell; author Kurt Vonnegut; musician Kurt Cobain; football player Kurt Warner.

Associated with: old, courageous (brave).


Kurt has 1 variant: Kort.

Affiliated boy names: Curt and Cort.

2 more related forms via Conrad: Cort and Curt.

Creative forms:
(male) Kart, Koart, ..

(female) Kura, Kuro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kurt Avery (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kurt?

Kurt is a very popular first name for males (#249 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#20298 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kurt entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #121 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #1414 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Conrad (#625 last year), Cort and Curt are the prominent related forms of Kurt (#1414 last year) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Kurt was well-received in the 1960s (average #646) and has become much reduced since (#1509, down 85%), with versions such as Curt becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kurt, Conrad, Cort, Curt in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kurt is alike in pronunciation to Court. Other recommended names are Aart, Arrt (see Arthur), Art, Bart, Bert, Burt, Dart, Hart, Kari, Karl, Karr, Kent, Ker, Kerk, Kern, Kerr, Kirk, Kit, Kitt, Knut, Kolt, Kord, Kori, Kory, Kurtis, Kyrk, Mart and Mort. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kurt.