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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cortney

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Alt. Meaning

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons Named Cortney

Cortney Tidwell is an experimental music singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Cortney was born in 1972 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Cortney was born on December 15th, 1994 in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Cortney was born on June 24th, 1991 in Las Vegas Valley.

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C.L. was given the name Cortney Lance Bledsoe on May 14th, 1976 in Wynne, Arkansas, USA.

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Cortney Grixby is an athlete. Cortney was born on February 14th, 1986 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1943 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1953 6 0 6
1954 5 0 5
1955 6 0 6
1957 5 0 5
1960 10 0 10
1961 9 0 9
1962 12 0 12
1963 17 5 12
1964 12 0 12
1965 22 10 12
1966 27 16 11
1967 31 16 15
1968 41 21 20
1969 59 32 27
1970 48 33 15
1971 70 48 22
1972 63 37 26
1973 61 32 29
1974 214 171 43
1975 252 191 61
1976 405 322 83
1977 451 306 145
1978 472 355 117
1979 463 343 120
1980 606 462 144
1981 737 621 116
1982 715 584 131
1983 699 552 147
1984 746 618 128
1985 872 731 141
1986 895 758 137
1987 903 751 152
1988 1,104 953 151
1989 1,168 1,024 144
1990 1,384 1,261 123
1991 1,020 922 98
1992 904 854 50
1993 806 755 51
1994 629 593 36
1995 654 620 34
1996 495 467 28
1997 436 400 36
1998 388 357 31
1999 328 296 32
2000 291 273 18
2001 191 171 20
2002 159 142 17
2003 181 156 25
2004 149 125 24
2005 110 96 14
2006 106 88 18
2007 83 62 21
2008 77 45 32
2009 92 61 31
2010 47 32 15
2011 53 26 27
2012 39 19 20
2013 34 21 13
2014 40 18 22
2015 33 15 18
2016 30 13 17
2017 26 17 9

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Popularity of Cortney as a first name

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Popularity of Cortney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cortney U.S.
  White 81.05% 64.26%
  African American 12.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cortney

People with the last name Cortney are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cortney

  • How Popular is the name Cortney? Cortney is the 1,683rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cortney was the 95,955th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cortney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,001 babies born with the first name Cortney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cortney to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cortney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cortney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cortney is Tuesday, July 17th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Cortney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cortney was in 1990 with a total of 1,261 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cortney!
  • Random Cortney Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cortney ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Cortney: Your name in reverse order is Yentroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yncreot. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cortney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 190 people with the last name Cortney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cortney? Cortney is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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