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What does Kurtis mean?

Kurtis Pronunciation of Kurtis [kur-tis] as a boys' name is pronounced KER-tiss. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Kurtis is "courtier". An alternate form of Curtis.


Kurtis has 1 variant: Kurtiss.

4 more related forms via Curtis: Curcio, Curt, Curtice and Curtiss.

Creative forms:
(male) Kertis, Kurts, ..

(female) Kurli, Kurta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kurtis Morgan (K.M.), ..

How popular is Kurtis?

Kurtis is a somewhat popular first name for men (#734 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#56526 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kurtis was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #379 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #1887 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Curt, Curtis (#527 last year) and Curtiss are the prominent variation forms of Kurtis (#1887 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Curcio, are seldom used. These forms of Kurtis were at the top of their popularity in the 1960s (average #434) and have become much less conventional since, with versions like Curtis becoming less stylish.

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

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

Similar Names

Kurtis is alike in pronunciation to Cortes and Kortez. Other recommended names are Aris, Arris, Arvis, Baris, Bernis, Boris, Borris, Burnis, Chris, Cletis, Cris, Eustis, Faris, Farris, Ferris, Harris, Idris, Jaris, Jarvis, Jervis, Joris, Justis, Kari, Karim, Karli, Karlin, Karlos, Karmi, Keats, Keltin, Kelvis, Kentin, Kerbie, Kermit, Kerrie, Kervin, Kerwin, Ketil, Ketti, Kettil, Kevis, Kirbie, Kiril, Kletos, Kletus, Koltin, Korbin, Kori, Korin, Korrin, Kort, Kortes, Kostas, Kostis, Kraig, Kris, Kriss, Krist, Kurt, Kyrie, Kyril, Luis, Moris, Morris, Norris, Nuris, Orsis, Otis, Ottis, Paris, Parris, Purvis and Terris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kurtis.

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