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Meaning: Variant of Conrad

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Kurt

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Kurt in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Kurt:

  • Records indicate that 83,154 boys in the United States have been named Kurt since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1964, when 3,151 people in the U.S. were given the name Kurt. Those people are now 57 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 Kurt

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      10 Positive Comments

  • "Kurt is Cobain. Why has the popularity of this name dropped? I feel like Cobain would give a boost on the popularity of the name." Jan. 12, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my son, Kurt. Agree with what people say regarding how people think it's Kirk. You really need to accentuate that T sound. My son likes his name. It's not common in the states at all. I like that , and don't feel it will ever become popular and trendy. Just what I was looking for in naming my child." May. 30, 2020: Report as inappropriate


  • "Especially awesome now that we Kurt's have fallen out of the top 1000 baby names. Easy to pronounce, easy to write, easy to spell (two spellings, however), YET....we're the only one with our name in every class we're in. It's a name your child will OWN and not have to share with anyone else. (without being a bizarre name like Ozymandius or something)" Dec. 10, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because its different! Like others have said some think its Kirk or Curtis I was born in 1972.I have never been to Germany yet buy someday!I also know very few Kurts and I am a Strong man with size 15 shoes!" Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the most masculine sounding name I know. My son is named Kurt, and I love the name. I have met very few Kurts in my life but each was a strong, confident man, including my son!" Nov. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kurt is a great name; yes common in Germany and old. My son is Kurt Walter; named after old German family members." Feb. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "<3 i know a kurt and hes realli realli sexi ha n im lucky enough to go out wit him weyy!!! are all kurts sexi ??? lol :) <3" Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my husbands name is kurt and his name helped us decide what we were going to name our first child. my name is kristi so we kind of mixed our names together and came up with the name kaden mitchell he is a week and 2 days old as of today" Jan. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kurt, and most people think that it is a nickname, but it isn't. Most people spell it with a "C" unless they ask me. I really like my name. I've never met anyone with my name, at least, with a "K"." Feb. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "In Germany this is a common name. They pronounce it 'Koort'" Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "everyone I know named Kurt is named after Kurt Cobain" Feb. 17, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Kurt. Born in 2014! I'm sure he'll be the only one I know for a while. I love it!" Jan. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kurt is my own name, but I've never liked it that much--mostly because I like long names, but now I'll have to reconsider it seeing the opinions on this site. The most annoying thing about having the name Kurt, though, is having it get mixed up with Curt, Curtis, or most annoyingly "Kirk". As a side note, Kurt Cobain died on this exact day, 17 years ago--RIP. :S" Apr. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Born in 1968, I didn't know another "Kurt", no matter how it was spelled, until I moved to Houston. In 40 years I've only met one(!) other person named Kurt (spelled Ku). I think it's hard to say, and be heard correctly. Captain Kirk is a popular rebuttal when people meet me. They don't realize that that is a different name. I usually say "Kurt with a K", or "Kurt with a T". Kinda gets laborious. But it's my name, so don't wear it out.....kgr" Feb. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Growing up I only knew one other person with the name Kurt. Usually people spell it with a "C", but my mother didn't like this because it reminder her of the name Curtis, which she didn't like. Now I know two others with the name Kurt, but I don't see it much. It suits me well; it's somewhat unique, short, and fits well with my last name, both of which are German." Sep. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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