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Origin & Meaning

The name Courtney is of French origin.

The meaning of Courtney is "derivative of aristocratic english surname, courteous, short nosed".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "short nose".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 681  in baby name popularity for girls with 412 occurrences.  It ranked 1312 in popular baby names for boys with 132 occurrences. 

View the Courtney Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Courtney has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Courtney to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Courtney include Cortney, Kortney, Kourtney.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Courtney Cox, Courtney Love.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Courtney in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Courtney.

Just for fun, see the name Courtney in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Courtney in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.