Given Name COURTNEY

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: KAWRT-nee  [details]

Meaning & History

From an aristocratic English surname which was derived either from the French place name Courtenay (originally a derivative of the personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short") or else from a Norman nickname meaning "short nose". As a feminine name in America, it first became popular during the 1970s.

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Entry updated August 16, 2017