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279k
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since 1880

Courtney

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: A French Dynasty Name
  • #260 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the baby name Courtney in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 6 6 0
1882 5 5 0
1883 7 7 0
1884 5 0 5
1885 13 8 5
1887 6 6 0
1888 14 5 9
1889 11 0 11
1890 6 6 0
1891 9 0 9
1892 6 6 0
1894 8 0 8
1895 15 8 7
1896 13 5 8
1897 14 8 6
1898 12 5 7
1899 16 8 8
1900 20 10 10
1901 9 0 9
1902 5 0 5
1903 15 6 9
1904 7 0 7
1905 11 11 0
1906 6 6 0
1907 8 0 8
1908 11 0 11
1909 16 11 5
1910 19 8 11
1911 14 9 5
1912 32 9 23
1913 32 9 23
1914 44 18 26
1915 55 11 44
1916 54 18 36
1917 45 9 36
1918 55 11 44
1919 68 18 50
1920 70 22 48
1921 54 16 38
1922 63 15 48
1923 57 9 48
1924 66 16 50
1925 63 13 50
1926 63 17 46
1927 57 14 43
1928 54 15 39
1929 68 10 58
1930 52 14 38
1931 58 0 58
1932 50 13 37
1933 31 0 31
1934 50 13 37
1935 51 8 43
1936 44 11 33
1937 56 12 44
1938 65 16 49
1939 43 15 28
1940 51 16 35
1941 59 25 34
1942 77 21 56
1943 82 25 57
1944 100 32 68
1945 104 30 74
1946 93 30 63
1947 130 41 89
1948 120 45 75
1949 115 38 77
1950 102 38 64
1951 115 38 77
1952 114 35 79
1953 103 30 73
1954 129 41 88
1955 122 48 74
1956 120 35 85
1957 128 52 76
1958 149 71 78
1959 141 61 80
1960 178 62 116
1961 242 101 141
1962 252 152 100
1963 311 163 148
1964 382 236 146
1965 437 253 184
1966 571 372 199
1967 741 562 179
1968 834 649 185
1969 905 699 206
1970 994 784 210
1971 1,060 835 225
1972 877 671 206
1973 1,034 814 220
1974 2,707 2,336 371
1975 3,182 2,773 409
1976 4,161 3,621 540 #76 girl name
1977 4,605 3,808 797 #76 girl name
1978 4,813 4,035 778 #68 girl name
1979 5,124 4,324 800 #71 girl name
1980 6,475 5,615 860 #48 girl name
1981 7,376 6,640 736 #43 girl name
1982 7,857 7,094 763 #43 girl name
1983 7,456 6,748 708 #44 girl name
1984 7,919 7,147 772 #46 girl name
1985 8,267 7,534 733 #43 girl name
1986 9,898 9,119 779 #35 girl name
1987 9,664 8,906 758 #33 girl name
1988 12,886 12,043 843 #24 girl name
1989 14,246 13,452 794 #21 girl name
1990 16,053 15,378 675 #17 girl name
1991 13,976 13,441 535 #19 girl name
1992 13,021 12,602 419 #21 girl name
1993 12,944 12,574 370 #20 girl name
1994 12,345 12,019 326 #22 girl name
1995 13,046 12,771 275 #17 girl name
1996 11,596 11,343 253 #21 girl name
1997 9,280 9,036 244 #28 girl name
1998 7,788 7,554 234 #39 girl name
1999 6,748 6,557 191 #44 girl name
2000 5,424 5,239 185 #59 girl name
2001 4,348 4,173 175 #73 girl name
2002 3,723 3,580 143 #88 girl name
2003 3,479 3,345 134
2004 2,905 2,762 143
2005 2,336 2,195 141
2006 2,001 1,832 169
2007 1,669 1,514 155
2008 1,409 1,262 147
2009 1,197 1,060 137
2010 1,025 899 126
2011 880 751 129
2012 772 636 136
2013 676 554 122
2014 547 415 132
2015 482 371 111

Want to know about the popularity of the Courtney baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 279,085 babies born with the name Courtney in the United States. That's more than enough Courtneys to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Courtney" was in 1990 with a total of 15,378 babies. (That's a lot of baby Courtneys)

According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Courtney" ranks #19 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 243 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1996. Across the entire United States a total of 11,596 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Courtney" mean? The list below shows the origins of Courtney as well as things modernly associated with the name Courtney such as celebrities named Courtney.

Origin and Meaning of Courtney

The name "Courtney" is of English origin, and it means "A French Dynasty Name". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Courtney Love

Courtney Love is a singer, songwriter, musician, and actress specializing in alternative rock, grunge, punk rock, and power pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Courtney was born in 1964 as Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Courtney Thorne-Smith

Courtney Thorne-Smith is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to 2015. Courtney was born in 1968 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Courtney was born in 1960 as Courtney Bernard Vance in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Courtney Jines

Courtney Jines is an actress and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Courtney was born in 1992 as Courtney Elizabeth Jines in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.

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Courtney Peldon

Courtney Peldon is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Courtney was born in 1981 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Courtney Webb

Courtney was born in 1988.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Courtney

Courtney Act
Courtney Mcbroom
Courtney Parrie
Courtney Stodden
Courtney Barnett
Courtney Eaton
Courtney Ford

Alternative Meanings

C is for casual, no pretension here.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yentruoc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yroucten". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Courtney born Jan 27, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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