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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Courtney
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Courtney in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Courtney:
Records indicate that 19,759 boys in the United States have been named Courtney since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1980, when 860 people in the U.S. were given the name Courtney. Those people are now 36 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Courtney
Based on the comments submitted below
2 Positive Comments
"No, its not a girl name! In fact, its a hideous name to give to a girl. It started out as a boys name, and it should remain that way." Feb. 2, 2010:
"This is my husbands name. I personally like it better for a male than a female, but people usually call him Corey because when they hear Courtney it doesn't register for a man. Then of course, there's the fact that he gets mistaken for a female at times, for example letters come addressed to Mrs. Courtney ______. We're currently expecting our first son in July and I asked my husband about naming our child after him and he refused. So, I guess that tells you what he thinks of his name." Apr. 28, 2007:
1 Negative Comment
"Courtney for a boy really? no,it's a girl name. Thumbs down for a boy name but thumbs name up for a girl :)" Jan. 24, 2010:
4 Neutral Comments
"My name is Courtney (I'm a girl), and I've always hated it. It's common enough that I always knew several other Courtneys in my school, so it wasn't a special or unusual name. Plus it just sounds ugly. People always start calling me "Court," even though I introduce myself as Courtney and really can't stand Court as it reminds me of a basketball court or a courtroom. And then the "ney" reminds me of a knee. Plus, there are so many movies where the popular girls are named Courtney, and they're always these stupid stuck-up cheerleader types that are really annoying. AND, ever since the Kardashians have become popular, everyone spells my name Kourtney. As if it could be any worse, EW." Aug. 27, 2016:
"Personally it is horrible for a boy. it is not a cute name or masculine name for a boy. it is way to girly and so what if someone back in 1880 was a boy named courtney. this is 2010 and little boys named courtney probably would get teased." Jun. 9, 2010:
"my best friends names are courtney && kortney ...i lovee the name" Jun. 11, 2007:
"Hey people! I'm Courtney! I love that name because it's nice! =)" Jul. 16, 2006:
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