Comes from the Latin word curtus meaning "short".
Also Swedish, Danish and Norwegian: [noted -ed]
A well-known bearer of this name is the character Kurt Wallander from the 'Wallander' series of books by Henning Mankell about a Swedish detective living in Ystad, Sweden (shown in both the British 'Wallander' series with Kenneth Branagh and the Swedish one with Krister Henriksson) originally starting his career in Malmö (as shown in the 'Young Wallander' TV series starring Adam Palsson)Also, the painter Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948), chemist Kurt Alder (1902-1958), actor Kurt McKinney, Paralympian Kurt Fearnley, actor Kurt Fuller (known for many parts including angel Zachariah in the TV show Supernatural, and an appearance on 'Grey's Anatomy' as a patient who was severely constipated), basketball star Kurt Thomas, and race car driver Kurt Busch.Plenty to look up now, if any of these names aren't on the list. :D.
Kurt C and Dwight K Shrute are good enough namesakes for me!
This is one sexy name! ; )
Kurt Friedrich Gödel was a logician, mathematician, and analytic philosopher.
Dwight Kurt Schrute is a main character in the tv series The Office (US).
I’m a Kurt. We have a very German last name and my parents chose all very German first names for all the kids. I like that it’s not common and created cool initials for me - KAL. When I visit Germany I fit right in and the German relatives seem to relate to me better! And in Germany it definitely has its own pronunciation with a rolled R. I do wish it had ümlauts but that messes with the proper pronunciation in English or German.
Personally I seriously wonder how this could be a shortened form of Conrad. I mean, they're so far apart!
I carried this name since 1986. Well known name. I'm from Borneo Island original tribe. A Sea Dayaks...
Being "Kurt" was an honor to me..
Kurt Kelly is one the characters in the movie Heathers.
Kurt is also a Bulgarian masculine name with unknown meaning.
In the Nominalia of the Bulgarian rulers the Bulgarian ruler Kubrat (Asparuh's father) is called Kurt.
In "Nominalia of the Bulgarian rulers" Bulgarian ruler Kubrat is called Kurt.
Kurt Niklas Lindgren, known in the media prior to his arrest as Hagamannen, is a convicted Swedish serial rapist. Lindgren was convicted of nine counts of sexual assault in 2006, two of which were labeled attempted murder, in relation to attacks in the city of Umeå from 1998 to 2005. The attacks were all made outdoors, involved physical violence and in some cases attempts to kill his victims. The nickname "Hagamannen" refers to the area in Umeå named Haga where Lindgren made his first assault.
Kurt Suzuki is an American professional baseball catcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, and Minnesota Twins. Prior to playing professionally, Suzuki attended Cal State Fullerton and won the Johnny Bench Award and Brooks Wallace Award.
Kurt Browning, CM is a Canadian figure skater, choreographer and commentator. He is a four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian national champion. Browning was both Canadian figure skating champion and World Champion four times. He represented Canada in three Winter Olympics, 1988, 1992 and 1994, and earned the privilege of carrying the Canadian flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway. Browning's other achievements include three Canadian Professional Championships and three World Professional Championships.
Kurt is also a Turkish masculine name meaning "wolf". (Obviously, the Turkish name is completely unrelated to the English one.)
The name Kurt was given to 121 boys born in the US in 2015.
I love this name because of Kurt Cobain. He was a great musician.
Agreed. I absolutely love his music and would use his name as a name for my son.
If I have a son I will name him this. I think it's very cool
Sorry to say, but I do not like this name. Without getting into any deep details, let me just wrap up my short statement by saying that I find this name to be very ugly and that I'm thankful it's not currently on the charts.
Just not a fan of "Kurt". Never have, never will.
Kurt Nilsen (b. 1978) is a Norwegian singer most known internationally for winning the first season of Norwegian Idol (2003) and the only version of World Idol.
In addition to the already mentioned Kurt Wagner, other notable bearers of this name in Marvel include:Dr Kurt Marko, father of Cain Marko aka Juggernaut and stepfather of Charles Xavier aka Professor X.
And Kurt, a hacker who is a roommate and ally of Scott Lang and an eventual employee of Hank Pym in the 2015 'Ant-Man' film.
I love this name, it's so handsome and charming. I would like to use it as a middle name after Kurt Cobain.
Handsome and sexy. Please forget Jayden, Mason ext. Go back to this!
Kurt is such a handsome and strong name. :)
Kurt J. Mac (or kurtjmac as he likes to be called) has been a major youtube personality since around 2011. He produces youtube videos in order to raise money for sick children, as well as to enrich himself, because he doesn't have a regular job.
A very popular German name.
If I ever use the name Kurt it will be after Kurt Hummel from glee. One of my favorite glee characters next to Rachel Berry :)
The name Kurt was given to 107 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Kurt is the name of Chris Colfer's character in the television show Glee.
Kurt Calleja (Maltese singer) is a famous bearer :D.
I like this name, it's very masculine. Kurt Cobain isn't the first thing I think of when I hear this name.
A fictional bearer of this name is Henning Mankell's brilliant Swedish detective Kurt Wallander.
Kurt Hemmel from Glee! =)
My name is Kurt and I was named after a baseball player, "Dirty" Kurt Bevacqua who played for the KC Royals when my parents chose it.
The name is beautiful, it sounds masculine yet delicate. It is strongly associated with Kurt Cobain and will be associated with him - parents should decide whether they like it or not. I personally think that to name children after talented and kind people is a good thing.
I don't associate it with Kurt Cobain at all, it's definitely not the first thing I think of, and I'm pretty sure it's still usable.
This name is too heavily associated with Kurt Cobain to be used anymore.
I would name my son Kurt after Kurt Vonnegut (famous author) or Kurt Cobain. I think this is a good name for a little boy or a man.
Also Kurt Wagner, also known as the Amazing Nightcrawler! My favorite of the X-Men by far.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Kurt here:
It's my brother's name! I chose it for him! Well I think Kurt is a cute name especially for a little charming boy! But it definitely doesn't suit a little devil.
Kurt was used as the name of the younger von Trapp son in the movie "The Sound of Music". Kurt's character represented the real younger son, who was named Werner.
Kurt Angle won a gold medal for wrestling in the 1996 Olympics. Later, he signed with WWF/E and has won multiple championships, including the WWE and World Heavyweight titles.
Actor Kurt Russell bears this name.
Another famous bearer would be Canadian, 4 time world figure skating champion, Kurt Browning.
The younger of the two von Trapp boys in The Sound of Music was called Kurt.
This is a beautiful legit name, but for the next ten years at least, it will be connected with Kurt Cobain. This is not necessarily a bad thing but it is a little depressing.
Kurt also means "Wolf" in Turkish.
An elegant name, I think of Kurt(s) as being very serious but not a wet blanket. I imagine them having either a German or French accent. I don't think you can be American and be named Kurt, that could just be me. Another Kurt is Kurt Wagner, aka Nightcrawler of X-Men fame.
Another famous bearer of this name is Kurt Vonnegut, the author of books such as "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle".
Famous bearer of the name was Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana.
Kurt Cobain often spelled his name Kurdt. If I ever named my son Kurt (Kurdt), it would only be because of him.

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