Curt

First Name
17k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
293
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Curt
Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise; as, curt limits; a curt answer.

Etymology: L. curtus; cf. Skr. kart to cut. Cf. Curtail

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Brief and to the point; effectively cut short ("a response so curt as to be almost rude")
  2. Marked by rude or peremptory shortness ("a curt reply")
Wiktionary

From the Latin curtus (“shortened”).

curt was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Friulian, Ladin, and Old French

Notable Persons Named Curt

Curt Hennig was a wrestler. Curt was born on March 28th, 1958 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States. He died on February 10th, 2003.

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Curt Schilling is a baseball player. Curt was born on November 14th, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Curt was born on April 20th, 1985 in Glen Cove, New York. Curt is also known as Myers, Brian; Major, Brian; Majors, and Brian.

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Curt Smith is a pop, pop rock, new wave, mod revival, post-punk, synthpop, and new wave music musician. His ongoing career started in 1978. Curt was born on June 24th, 1961.

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Curt Flood was a baseball player. Curt was born on January 18th, 1938 in Houston. He breathed his last breath on January 20th, 1997.

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Curt was given the name Curtis Edward Gowdy on July 31st, 1919 in Green River, Wyoming. He died on February 20th, 2006.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 12 0 12
1883 6 0 6
1884 7 0 7
1885 6 0 6
1886 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1890 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1893 6 0 6
1896 5 0 5
1897 5 0 5
1898 7 0 7
1903 7 0 7
1905 9 0 9
1909 9 0 9
1910 8 0 8
1911 6 0 6
1912 13 0 13
1913 12 0 12
1914 17 0 17
1915 25 0 25
1916 22 0 22
1917 21 0 21
1918 16 0 16
1919 28 0 28
1920 23 0 23
1921 23 0 23
1922 25 0 25
1923 16 0 16
1924 26 0 26
1925 25 0 25
1926 19 0 19
1927 19 0 19
1928 24 0 24
1929 19 0 19
1930 30 0 30
1931 21 0 21
1932 18 0 18
1933 24 0 24
1934 39 0 39
1935 32 0 32
1936 31 0 31
1937 36 0 36
1938 38 0 38
1939 44 0 44
1940 38 0 38
1941 57 0 57
1942 65 0 65
1943 63 0 63
1944 71 0 71
1945 79 0 79
1946 94 0 94
1947 127 0 127
1948 129 0 129
1949 115 0 115
1950 149 0 149
1951 195 0 195
1952 258 0 258
1953 253 0 253
1954 311 0 311
1955 292 0 292
1956 353 0 353
1957 442 0 442
1958 598 0 598
1959 658 0 658
1960 720 0 720
1961 658 0 658
1962 677 0 677
1963 632 0 632
1964 666 0 666
1965 580 0 580
1966 499 0 499
1967 506 0 506
1968 537 0 537
1969 510 0 510
1970 466 0 466
1971 378 0 378
1972 380 0 380
1973 327 0 327
1974 271 0 271
1975 233 0 233
1976 211 0 211
1977 218 0 218
1978 226 0 226
1979 250 0 250
1980 226 0 226
1981 200 0 200
1982 180 0 180
1983 145 0 145
1984 162 0 162
1985 156 0 156
1986 155 0 155
1987 137 0 137
1988 125 0 125
1989 92 0 92
1990 103 0 103
1991 78 0 78
1992 64 0 64
1993 59 0 59
1994 49 0 49
1995 62 0 62
1996 44 0 44
1997 40 0 40
1998 42 0 42
1999 37 0 37
2000 34 0 34
2001 32 0 32
2002 29 0 29
2003 35 0 35
2004 29 0 29
2005 28 0 28
2006 21 0 21
2007 19 0 19
2008 14 0 14
2009 21 0 21
2010 7 0 7
2011 14 0 14
2012 12 0 12
2013 15 0 15
2014 19 0 19
2015 8 0 8
2016 9 0 9
2017 11 0 11

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Popularity of Curt as a first name

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Popularity of Curt as a last name

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Common last names for Curt

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Curt U.S.
  White 82.94% 64.26%
  African American 3.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Curt

People with the last name Curt are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Curt

  • How Popular is the name Curt? Curt is the 1,860th most popular name of all time. As a last name Curt was the 67,318th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Curt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,613 babies born with the first name Curt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Curt to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Curt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Curt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Curt is Monday, June 10th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Curt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Curt was in 1960 with a total of 720 babies.
  • Random Curt Factoid: According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Curt ranks 103rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 5 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1968.
  • Weird things about the name Curt: Your name in reverse order is Truc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tcur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Curt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 293 people with the last name Curt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Curt? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Curt as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.