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Curt is typically thought of as a nickname for Curtis, but many people choose to use it as a given name in its own right. It was even one of the top names for baby boys in the United States from the 1940s throughout the 1980s. The name is short and masculine and pairs well with classic middle names or makes a great middle name itself.

Meaning of the name Curt:

French: Courteous, polite
English: Accomplished

Origin of the name Curt:

Curt is derived from Curtis, which is derived from the French word “courtois,” which means “courteous” or “polite.” Curtis was also an English surname derived from the French word “curteis,” which meant “accomplished.”

Symbolism of the name Curt:

During the Middle Ages, Curt was a nickname for someone who was educated or accomplished, so some new parents may find symbolism there. It could also be a symbolic choice for new parents who want their sons to grow up into polite young men.

Style of the name Curt:

Traditional

Gender of the name Curt:

Curt is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Curt:

KERT

Number of syllables in the name Curt:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Curt:

The baby name Curt evokes images of someone who is good-natured and always ready to lend a hand.

Alternative spellings for the name Curt:

Nicknames for the name Curt:

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Popularity of the name Curt:

According to the Social Security Administration, Curt was a top 1,000 baby name for boys between 1941 and 1988. It also made appearances on the list in 1903, 1905, and 1939. It last ranked at 851 in 1988.

Related names for the name Curt:

Great middle names for Curt and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Curt:

  • Curt Schilling (baseball player)
  • Curt Stone (Olympian, long distance runner)
  • Curt Hennig (wrestler)
  • Curt Smith (musician)
  • Curt Gowdy (sportscaster)

Curts in popular culture:

  • Curt Wild (character in the movie “Velvet Goldmine”)