Courtney

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280k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Courtney mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Courtney

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

Wiktionary

Variant of Courtenay, an aristocratic Norman surname derived from place names in Normandy, from Latin Curtenus, a personal name from curtus (“short”).

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name popular in the 1980s and the 1990s.

Notable Persons Named Courtney

Courtney Love is an alternative rock, grunge, punk rock, and power pop musician. She plays List of Rickenbacker products, Fender Jazzmaster, and Squier Venus. She holds the title Doll Parts". She has had major accomplishments since 1982. Courtney was given the name Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9th, 1964.

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Courtney Eaton is an actress and model. Courtney was born on January 6th, 1996 in Bunbury, Western Australia.

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Courtney B. Vance is an actor. He was most active from 1983 to 1983. Courtney was given the name Courtney Bernard Vance on March 12th, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Courtney was given the name Courtney Alexis Stodden on August 29th, 1994 in Tacoma, Washington, United States.

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Courtney Barnett is an indie rock musician. She plays Fender Telecaster and Fender Jaguar. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Courtney was given the name Courtney Melba Barnett on November 3rd, 1987 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Courtney is also known as Barnett and Courtney Melba.

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Courtney Thorne-Smith is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Courtney was born on November 8th, 1967 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Courtney

Jai Courtney is an actor. He was most prominent from 2005 to present. Jai was given the name Jai Stephen Courtney on March 15th, 1986 in Sydney. Jai is also known as Courtney and Jai Stephen.

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Stephanie Courtney is an actress and comedian. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Stephanie was born on February 8th, 1970 in Stony Point, New York, U.S.

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Joel Courtney is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Joel was born on January 31st, 1996 in Monterey, California, U.S.

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Dave Courtney is an actor. Dave was given the name David John Courtney on February 17th, 1959 in Bermondsey, London, England.

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Eliza was born as the child of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Georgiana Cavendish, and Duchess of Devonshire on February 20th, 1792 in Aix-en-Provence. She passed away on May 2nd, 1859.

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Nicholas Courtney was an actor. He was most active from 1957 to 2009. Nicholas was given the name William Nicholas Stone Courtney on December 16th, 1929 in Cairo. He passed away on February 22nd, 2011.

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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 45 19 26
1915 55 11 44
1916 54 18 36
1917 45 9 36
1918 55 11 44
1919 67 17 50
1920 70 22 48
1921 54 16 38
1922 63 15 48
1923 58 9 49
1924 65 16 49
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 102 29 73
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 104 30 74
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 381 235 146
1965 437 253 184
1966 571 372 199
1967 740 561 179
1968 833 648 185
1969 905 699 206
1970 993 783 210
1971 1,060 835 225
1972 877 671 206
1973 1,033 813 220
1974 2,709 2,338 371
1975 3,181 2,772 409
1976 4,161 3,621 540 #76 girl name
1977 4,605 3,808 797 #76 girl name
1978 4,812 4,034 778 #68 girl name
1979 5,124 4,324 800 #71 girl name
1980 6,476 5,616 860 #48 girl name
1981 7,374 6,638 736 #43 girl name
1982 7,859 7,096 763 #43 girl name
1983 7,455 6,747 708 #44 girl name
1984 7,920 7,148 772 #46 girl name
1985 8,266 7,534 732 #43 girl name
1986 9,898 9,119 779 #35 girl name
1987 9,666 8,907 759 #33 girl name
1988 12,886 12,043 843 #24 girl name
1989 14,246 13,452 794 #21 girl name
1990 16,054 15,379 675 #17 girl name
1991 13,976 13,441 535 #19 girl name
1992 13,020 12,601 419 #21 girl name
1993 12,945 12,575 370 #20 girl name
1994 12,344 12,018 326 #22 girl name
1995 13,045 12,770 275 #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 4,350 4,175 175 #73 girl name
2002 3,723 3,580 143 #88 girl name
2003 3,482 3,347 135
2004 2,905 2,762 143
2005 2,336 2,195 141
2006 2,002 1,833 169
2007 1,669 1,514 155
2008 1,409 1,262 147
2009 1,197 1,060 137
2010 1,026 900 126
2011 881 752 129
2012 774 637 137
2013 678 556 122
2014 548 416 132
2015 484 373 111
2016 455 346 109
2017 358 276 82

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Popularity of Courtney as a first name

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Popularity of Courtney as a last name

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Common last names for Courtney

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Moore
  • Robinson
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Courtney U.S.
  White 84.64% 64.26%
  African American 9.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Courtney

People with the last name Courtney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Courtney

  • What name lists does Courtney rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Courtney? Courtney is the 262nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Courtney was the 1,294th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Courtney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 279,908 babies born with the first name Courtney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Courtney to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Courtney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Courtney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Courtney is Sunday, April 7th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Courtney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Courtney was in 1990 with a total of 15,379 babies. That's a lot of babies named Courtney!
  • Random Courtney Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Courtney ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 48 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Courtney: Your name in reverse order is Yentruoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Utrencyo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Courtney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 27,205 people with the last name Courtney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Courtney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Courtney as their last name.

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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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