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Kurt

First Name
85k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kurt

"Kurt" is a name of American origin, and it means "Courteous". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From German Kurt.

  1. A male given name borrowed from German, a contracted form of Konrad.

Kurt was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Kurt

Kurt Russell is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1962. Kurt was given the name Kurt Vogel Russell by his parent Bing Russell on March 17th, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Kurt Cobain was a musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and visual artist. Kurt was given the name Kurt Donald Cobain on February 20th, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington, United States. He died on April 5th, 1994.

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Kurt Angle is a wrestler. Kurt was born on December 9th, 1968 in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Kurt Vonnegut was a science fiction, satire, and gallows humor writer. Kurt was given the name Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on November 11th, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He passed away on April 11th, 2007.

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Kurt Warner is a football player. Kurt was born on June 22nd, 1971 in Burlington, Iowa.

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Kurt Gödel was a scientist in the fields of mathematics and mathematical logic. Kurt was given the name Kurt Friedrich Gödel on April 28th, 1906 in Brünn, Austria-Hungary. He passed away on January 14th, 1978.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kurt

Sinan Kurt is a soccer player for the Hertha BSC, Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach II, FC Bayern Munich II, and Germany national youth football team. Sinan was born on July 23rd, 1996 in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

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Elvira Kurt is a comedian. Elvira was born on December 9th, 1961.

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KutMasta Kurt is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to 1989.

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Yasar Kurt is a rock music singer-songwriter. Yasar was born on August 16th, 1968.

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Okan Kurt is a soccer player for the FC St. Pauli, SC Concordia von 1907, and Turkey national youth football team. Okan was born on January 11th, 1995 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Mehmet was born on January 1st, 1947.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1894 7 0 7
1896 9 0 9
1899 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1906 5 0 5
1908 6 0 6
1910 6 0 6
1911 12 0 12
1912 18 0 18
1913 26 0 26
1914 29 0 29
1915 45 0 45
1916 28 0 28
1917 40 0 40
1918 31 0 31
1919 28 0 28
1920 37 0 37
1921 33 0 33
1922 32 0 32
1923 47 0 47
1924 41 0 41
1925 45 0 45
1926 53 0 53
1927 45 0 45
1928 62 0 62
1929 67 0 67
1930 77 0 77
1931 56 0 56
1932 64 0 64
1933 64 0 64
1934 69 0 69
1935 92 0 92
1936 106 0 106
1937 135 0 135
1938 134 0 134
1939 143 0 143
1940 194 0 194
1941 193 0 193
1942 258 0 258
1943 296 0 296
1944 294 0 294
1945 264 0 264
1946 373 0 373
1947 535 0 535
1948 519 0 519
1949 671 0 671
1950 789 0 789
1951 944 0 944
1952 1,465 0 1,465
1953 1,515 0 1,515
1954 1,695 0 1,695
1955 1,929 0 1,929
1956 2,383 0 2,383
1957 2,428 0 2,428
1958 2,684 8 2,676
1959 2,820 6 2,814
1960 2,891 8 2,883
1961 2,822 0 2,822
1962 3,028 6 3,022
1963 3,137 9 3,128
1964 3,165 10 3,155
1965 2,892 12 2,880
1966 2,852 7 2,845
1967 2,753 7 2,746
1968 2,464 13 2,451
1969 2,298 14 2,284
1970 2,203 6 2,197
1971 1,883 9 1,874
1972 1,596 10 1,586
1973 1,245 8 1,237
1974 1,237 0 1,237
1975 1,089 0 1,089
1976 1,018 0 1,018
1977 1,120 0 1,120
1978 1,070 5 1,065
1979 1,257 7 1,250
1980 1,287 5 1,282
1981 1,170 9 1,161
1982 1,190 7 1,183
1983 981 5 976
1984 977 0 977
1985 1,023 7 1,016
1986 1,065 7 1,058
1987 1,028 6 1,022
1988 1,041 0 1,041
1989 977 5 972
1990 957 0 957
1991 744 0 744
1992 691 0 691
1993 587 0 587
1994 554 0 554
1995 537 0 537
1996 482 0 482
1997 439 0 439
1998 368 0 368
1999 334 0 334
2000 315 0 315
2001 273 0 273
2002 278 0 278
2003 244 0 244
2004 230 0 230
2005 182 0 182
2006 182 0 182
2007 157 0 157
2008 139 0 139
2009 134 0 134
2010 112 0 112
2011 111 0 111
2012 108 0 108
2013 130 0 130
2014 113 0 113
2015 121 0 121
2016 122 0 122

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Popularity of Kurt as a first name

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Popularity of Kurt as a last name

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Common last names for Kurt

  • Mueller
  • Schneider
  • Johnson
  • Schmidt
  • Meyer
  • Anderson
  • Richter
  • Fischer
  • Smith
  • Wagner
  • Peterson
  • Hoffman
  • Wolff
  • Weber
  • Bauer

Common first names for Kurt

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kurt U.S.
  White 90.01% 64.26%
  African American 2.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kurt

People with the last name Kurt are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kurt

  • How Popular is the name Kurt? Kurt is the 707th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kurt was the 18,078th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kurt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 85,355 babies born with the first name Kurt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kurt to occupy the territory of Isle of Man (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 84,497 (as of March 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kurt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kurt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kurt is Sunday, November 23rd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Kurt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kurt was in 1964 with a total of 3,155 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kurt!
  • Random Kurt Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kurt ranks 95th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 30 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Kurt: Your name in reverse order is Truk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rutk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kurt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,542 people with the last name Kurt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kurt? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kurt as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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