Courtney - girls name

Courtney name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 74%

Courtney name meaning:

The name Courtney is of English origin and has multiple meanings and interpretations. One common meaning is "from the court," suggesting a connection to nobility or someone associated with a royal court. It can also be derived from the French word "court" which means "short," possibly referring to someone of short stature or petite in size. Additionally, the name Courtney can be seen as a variation of the name Courtenay, which has Old French origins and means "dweller at the court."

In contemporary usage, the name Courtney is often associated with qualities such as confidence, intelligence, and leadership. It has been popularized by various notable figures in the fields of entertainment and sports. The name Courtney is versatile and can be spelled in different ways, such as Kourtney or Kortney, while still maintaining the same pronunciation and overall meaning. Ultimately, the meaning of the name Courtney varies depending on personal interpretations and cultural associations, but it generally carries a sense of elegance, sophistication, and a connection to the aristocracy.

Origin: French

From the court.


Surnames, Unisex names

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Overall UK ranking: 1454 out of 5581

21 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (652)

Historical popularity of Courtney

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