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What does Kurt mean?

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: courageous (brave).


Kurt has 1 variant: Kort.

Affiliated boy names: Curt and Cort.

Kurt has 2 more related forms via Conrad: Cort and Curt.

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

(female) Kura, Kurtte, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Kurt for boys. 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 #1451 presently. (2014 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.

Shown below is a comparison of the history of Kurt and associated names. Conrad (#649 last year), Cort and Curt are the prominent related forms of Kurt (#1451 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 (#1525, down 85.9%), with versions such as Conrad 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.