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Boy Names Starting with Cu-

Cu- baby names and what they mean, with 22 results. Cu- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity 58 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.28%) and are now much less common (ADOPTION 0.05%, 82.4%), with names like Curt becoming somewhat outmoded. Cullen (#589) is the most chic name for newborns here, while Curlee (TOP 8%) and Cullins (7%) are popular Cu- last names.

Cu- names

Cuba - Cuthbert | Cutler - Cuyler

Cuba - Cuthbert

Place name .. Popular as last name. Compare Cuba (UPPER 11%) and popular -uba surnames Kuba (UPPER 15%), Tuba (84%). See also Cobi.

Form of Colbert. Root fr. Old French, Old German languages. "Renowned, bright, famous." Outside Top 2000. See also Culver.

Cullen and variants

Cullen, var. Cullinan, Cullin, Cullan
Root fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Good-looking lad; handsome." Cullen is widely used as a baby name among these variations.

Culley, var. Cully1
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "The woods." Rare as children's names, but Culley and Cully are similar to the more conventional Clay.

Culver, var. Cully2
Derivative of Old English. "Dove." Culver and Cully are rarely adopted as baby names.

Cunningham, var. Cunninghame
Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic language. "Village of the milk pail." Compare surnames Cunnyngham (UPPER 99%), Cuningham (45%).


Stems fr. Old English word. "Strong man." Curley is a scarce first name, occurring frequently (TOP 2%) as a last name. See also Hurley.

Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Moor." Curragh is rare as a baby name.


Var. of Kern. Root fr. Irish, Gaelic language. "Small swarthy one." Curran is common as a baby name among the variations of Kern. See also Corrin.

Curran and variants

Curran2, var. Curry1, Currie1, Currey
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Dagger; hero." Curran and Curry are more familiar as baby names compared to Currey, Currie.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cu- names: Cullen, Curley, Curran, Curry, Curt

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cu- names: Curtis, Curtiss

Corey and variants

Curry2, Currie2
Forms of Corey. Based on Old Norse language. .. Of uncertain meaning. Currie (UPPER 1%) and Curry (1%) are found commonly as last names.

Currier, var. Curry3, Currie3
Based on Middle English. "Groom, one who curries a horse." Currie and variants rose in popularity 108 years ago.

Form of Francis. Source fr. Latin language. "Frenchman." Curro is unique as a men's name, occurring often (UPPER 20%) as a surname. See also Currey.


Var. of Courtney. Based on Old French. "Domain of Curtis." Curt is familiar as a birth name among the variant forms of Courtney. See also Cord.

Form of Cort. Source fr. English, Old German languages. "Courtier, court attendant; brave." Curt is a frequently occurring (UPPER 46%) men's name, and exists often (UPPER 33%) as a surname. See also Burt.

Var. of Conrad. Derived fr. Old German. "Brave, bold ruler or counsel." Curt has dwindled in popularity as a birth name circa the 1960s. See also Cord.

Derived fr. English element. .. Now also used as a short .. A somewhat untypical boys' name, Curt occurs more commonly as a last name. See also Card.

Curtis and variants

Curtis, var. Curtiss, Curtice, Curtell, Curt5, Curcio
From English, Old French elements. "Courteous, polite." Curtis, Curcio, etc. became less trendy in 2018, dropping -5 positions as birth names with Curtis dropping the most.

Based on Spanish element. "Guardian." Custodio is a rarely occurring men's name, occurring regularly (TOP 7%) as a surname.

Cuthbert, var. Cuddy
From Old English language. "Bright, brilliant, famous." Cuthbert and Cuddy are unique as baby names.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Cu- names for boys.

1. Cuba - Cuthbert
Cuba, Colbert [Culbert], Cullen [Cullan, Cullin, Cullinan], Culley [Cully], Culver [Cully], Cunningham [Cunninghame], Curley, Curragh, Kern [Curran], Curran [Curry, Currie, Currey], Corey [Curry, Currie], Currier [Curry, Currie], Francis [Curro], Courtney [Curt], Cort [Curt], Conrad [Curt], Curt, Curtis [Curt, Curcio, Curtiss, Curtice, Curtell], Custodio, Cuthbert [Cuddy]

Cutler, Kyler [Cuyler]

Usage comparison for Cu- names