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Origin: French
Meaning: King's Attendent

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Courtney

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Courtney in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Courtney:

  • Records indicate that 253,722 girls in the United States have been named Courtney since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1990, when 15,377 people in the U.S. were given the name Courtney. Those people are now 31 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

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      35 Positive Comments

  • "My youngest daughters name is Courtney (born 2005 in the UK). I've loved the name since my eldest two children were born in the early to mid 90's and always knew if I had another daughter she'd be called that. I couldn't care less to the 'chavvy' associations that people give to this name (which she is nothing like) or it's rapid decline in popularity. However, because the name is rarely heard of these days my daughter has experienced ridicule from some of her teenage peers/generation which has sadly left her hating it and wanting to change it to another preferred name." Oct. 18, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is COURTNEY and I'm very tall for my age. I have many different moods.... I love my friends and family. I enjoy shopping because I'm the QUEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. TYLER OAKLEY IS MINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" Dec. 27, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is courtney so I should be greatful for what name i have because without my name I would be nobody. Hope people agree" Jul. 14, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Courtney...And I love it because a nick name would be cutey...or even court, which is my nick name :)" May. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name and i think its the best name ever. LOVE, CoUrTnEy" Oct. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's an all right name! I'd prefer something with a nicer flow to it. Courtney kind of sounds like your hackin' up something, but not alot of people have it which is good!" Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Courtney, and I always liked it because it was common enough so most people could say and spell it, but unique enough that I was always the only Courtney in my class. The coolest thing about it is that every other letter spells "cute". CoUrTnEy" Oct. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is courtney and my mom named me after the actress courteney off of FRIENDS and alot of people call me corney and other names but its a cute name i have brown hair and brown eyes so my name suits me perfect" Jun. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Courtney is such a cute name. I would want my name to be Courtney. I watch Survivor and the Courtney on it looks like a "Courtney type" person.....Ill name my daughter Courtney. =)" Apr. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is courtney and I really lke it. I always wonder how popular the name is and what people think about my name. I think its a very cute name for a girl and i think it suits me well. I dont like the name for a boy. There are no other girls in my grade named courtney which i like =]" Jan. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often spell it wrong. But your name would have to be Mary or Sue for people to get it right all the time. There are so many ways to spell most names. And don't forget the made up/combined names. I spell my name Courteney and pronounce it Cour teney I love my name it is an unsual spelling and fits me to a T. I am blonde and people might take me as flaky until they talk to me. I can kick butt(black belt) and an artist." Dec. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is courtney and i am 10 and i love my name.I am black and live in canton and if some one makes fun of n=my name they will never see daylight again!" Nov. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Courtney. I was named after Courtney Cox, the actress and I couldn't be more happier. I have been asked plenty of times why the name Courtney I just tell them that I lov my name and I love my life." Sep. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Courtney, and growing up he never met any other Courtney's till he got older and then they were all girls. My mom named him after her uncle Courtney..personally I think it's a great name choice for a boy, very elegant and dignified!" Jul. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Courtney is a cute name (its my name so it's awesome). Its more of a girl name than a boy name. & in response to the boy who thinks Courtney is a boys name: if i went by my middle name it would be a guys name HA!!!" Jul. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name courtney! it's cute :] personally i think its stupid to be a mans name like its so not a man's name and most likely a boy in this day of age would get made fun of if his name was courtney but its cute for a girl i know 5 courtney's and there all girls" Jun. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters middle name is Courtney, actually named after an Aunty, it was her Surname. Quite feminine for a girl but as a boys name....too poofy." Mar. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the name courtney it is a good name its weird and good at the same time its different that other names it's really great and tropical i love it" Feb. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always found my name to be too common. Speaking as a 90's baby, Ahsley, Brittany, Courtney, Morgan and Madison seem to have monopolized the female name pool of the decade. However annoying I may find the name's popularity, it suits me and I like the sound." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is courtney alyssa i like my name but i like my middle name better! but one of my good friends is named alyssa so it would be dumb to go by alyssa haha" Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is Gabrielle i have 3 friends name courtney i love the name courtney. x" Jan. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a Courtney 2! I'm ten. I think that my name is great since it is popular." Dec. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Courtney, and I am 12, and a little more used to my name. I knew what it meant, but I kinda needed a translation. I guess I'm glad that my name means popularity..." Nov. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Courtney and when I was little, I didn't like the name, but now I do.I love Jacoby Ellsbury, and "C" and "J" go really well together! I've only met one other Courtney, and she is really... wierd." Oct. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love being named courtney! i know when i was younger i didnt...but now that im in my 20's i do." Apr. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love being named courtney! i know when i was younger i didnt...but now that im in my 20's i do." Apr. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is a beautiful name. it has a certian sound and image that you dont get. its is gourgeous. my best friend has this name and see is gourgous..i am jealous." Jan. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "So my BBFF's name is Courtney, and even though we don't even like each other (this is a joke), i have never had a bad time with her. Besides the "u" in the name makes it more fun!" Nov. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The experiences that I had were alright nobody pronoucne my name wrong it is spelled like Courtney.No I haven't met anybody with the same name." Jun. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Courtney. If you take every other letter it spells Cute. How cool is that?" Jan. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "As a teen I didn't so much like the name, but now that I am in my 20s I do love it. I have only met 1 girl, and 1 boy with it in school. Though ofcourse have seen many with it. Very few have spelled it wrong." Oct. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, and I love it, but it never gets spelled right because my name is spelled "Courteney" I think this spelling is so pretty, but people don't seem to notice the extra "e"." Dec. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter this with a different spelling, Courteney. I think it's a great name for a young child as well as an adult." Dec. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE MY name! Quite a bit of people spell my name wrong , in which i think is like totally stupid, because it is not that hard to spell. But anyway. I have met quite abit of people w/ the same and none of them have been the opposite sex (male)" Jul. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi,my name is Courtney.I love my name because it is pretty.So far I have met alot of people named who share the same name as I, but most of them are boys! Oh-by the way few people spell my name wrong........" Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      6 Negative Comments

  • "My real name is Courtney and I disliked being called that so much that I changed my name to my middle name which is Way Better for me. I've never liked my name and it sounds terrible. Too many stereotypical associations with the name tht I would get made fun of for those stereotypes. Even my mom said she hates the name now that I'm old. The name Courtney does not age well." Sep. 30, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is courtney and i've always hated it so much. it sounds kind of snooty and stuck-up, and people always make fun of me by saying that my name is too white. there aren't too many nicknames for it: some people call me court, which i hate, and the nickname i sometimes use is coco, but i still think it sounds stuck-up. i think most of my problems just come from my own self-hatred and people making fun of me, because whenever i meet another courtney i think the name is fine for them." Mar. 3, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Courtney and I've always hated it. It was common enough when I was growing up that there were always several other Courtneys in my grade, so it wasn't special or unique. Plus it just sounds ugly and harsh, despite having the feminine "ee" sound at the end. And even though I always introduce myself as Courtney, people ALWAYS start calling me "Court" eventually, which I can't stand. There are so many movies and TV shows where the annoying, stuck-up popular girl in names Courtney, and I hate that too because it gives a "mean girl" vibe to the name. Also, ever since the Kardashians have become popular, people have started misspelling it as "Kourtney." As if it could be any uglier, EW." Aug. 27, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get nervous if someone tells me their nameis Courtney. I think this name inspires a mean-girl vibe in girls. Every Courtney I've ever known has been underhanded at best or else just outright catty and mean." Aug. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know this will sound nasty but i have never liked this name, said in an english accent, its the most common name on earth. it probably has a different image in the states. (UK)" Oct. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like this name at all. It sounds horrible!" Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      33 Neutral Comments

  • "Well,I think its funny how many comments start with my name is courtney. I am a Courtney. I have been to court alot also. Lol. I'm ok with the name but it seems like a child's name. I can't imagine an elderly lady named Courtney. It just doesn't seem right. I think by the time I get old I'll have to go by my middle name...Anne. which seems to be popular alongside Courtney as the middle name Ann or Anne. I rarely meet Courtney's but when I do it seems that in it's self is a bond and we automatically become friends. But not that I keep them as friends it's usually random people I meet who I find have the same name. I did have a hard time growing up with the name because people made fun of me. But as I got into ny teens people started saying they liked it. And I hated it growing up because I was made fun of. Now it's ok. I accept it. I don't think I want to be a Ashley or Brittany or Jessica or Teresa. All popular names not anyone in particular so if that's ur name please don't get offended" May. 6, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Courtney and I love it. I have never met anyone (yet) with the same name. When I was younger I used to hate it for some people used to make fun of the name. (COURT-KNEE) see those to words. But now I love it, I always like to say the name in my head and it sounds great! Whenever my friends want me they call "Order In The Court!" Apr. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mostly people know how to pronounce and spell Courtney sometimes people with accents will say ?Corny?. I?ve always liked my name but it is definitely only people my age named Courtney." Jan. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Courtney-Megan and my middle name is Nicole and I hated it when I was younger but now I'm older I don't really mind my name it's very uncommon where I live so a lot of people have difficulty spelling it but people think I'm a horrible person because my name gives off that vibe" Aug. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Courtney, im 10. I dont mind being called "Court" but I'd rather be called Jade (My nick name) Im the shy quite type of person. I'd rather not stand in front of my class ands talk or repusent the school, as i get embarrest easily... :/" Jun. 5, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Courtney is my name but I prothesis to be called court" Jan. 24, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's called courtney but I call her Nigel" Feb. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name courtney! It stands for short, but the name is adorable and it is short and sweet. :)" Apr. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Courtney and when I tell people my name they always think that I said Britney! and I'm like No it's Courtney..Court...NEY. It's pretty funny. I love my name and I love what it means. King of the Court. Even though I say Queen of the court cause I'm a woman. Email me cause I love to make friends. [email protected] Jordan Ali is my alter ego. heheheh" Feb. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My bff's name is courtney and her little bro calls her corny, Its so cute:)" Nov. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a Courtney and loads of People I know have the same name as me. It is such a cool name! My name really suits me. I think it suits girls better than boys." Apr. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 7 year old daughter is named Courtney. Never misspelled. They anme is beautiful an so is she!!!" Mar. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Courtney and people always seem to be shocked when I tell them that. They say the assume girls with the name Courtney are the cheerleader type (no offence to cheerleaders) and stupid. I get straight A's and such, and dress in a more rocker style." Sep. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Names Courtney And I Think It Suits Me Cause Its Unique And Not Very Serious But i Dont Like It Alone I Prefer To Be Called Courtney-Jenna" Aug. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i do not like my name i wander what it means sometimes but i am now going by a name i will not kive out" Jun. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a man named Courtney born in 1976. I have a beard. I feel sorry for all those girls stuck with my man name. Darn feminists have tried to steal this masculine name, But I fight back inspite of all the "ummm can I see your I.D.", & "O, you go buy that?" Or "all i see is a courtney on the paperwork? is that your wife?" If I were a girl named Courtney I think i would go by my middle name." Jun. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I happen to love my name. It's Courtney Madeline - Madeline after my late great grandmother. My mum wanted use the middle name Olivia - but my last name starts with C and that wouldn't work too well. I got CC a bit of school and I didn't like that. And I grew up and know one only other Courtney, I was born in 1990 when it was supposed to have been popular." Apr. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a good name people do sometimes spell it wrong it's a cool name i love it and it's my name" Mar. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, My name is Antoinette and my boyfriend name is Courtney and I have been with an little bit over a year and he was the first boy I knew with the name courtney but I think that Courtney is a pretty name for a little girl not no boy." Nov. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "haha courtney is my sister's name so shes my attendant cause my name is "the ruler" =D" Oct. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1978, and have known tons of other female Courtneys. I went to high school with 5 of them - and I think all were cheerleaders. So I associate the name with flaky upbeat types, though that doesn't describe me at all. I've also known one male Courtney my age, and a handful of older black men named Courtney. I like it as a man's name. All of the women I've known named Courtney have been white, and most have been kind of silly/flaky. It's not a very serious name." Oct. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi! I am a Courtney & I have grown to love my name. My middle name is Nicole & when I was little I always wanted to be a Nicole because Courtney was NOT popular. I was in high shcool before I ever met another Courtney. I could never find any of those gift store pens, mugs, keychains, with my name on it & as a kid it wasn't fun. The weirdest spelling of my name by someone was Quartney...yep like a quart of milk!" Aug. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Courtney and people have told me they think it's pretty or that they don't associate me with the name because I'm nice and the rest of the Courtney's they've known are NOT. Encouraging, right? I like it because it's familiar but not common, although born in the 70's I see it's more of a rarity. I thought it was French meaning "born of the court"-- "court nee." I've only met about 20 Courtney's in my life, 3 of which have been guys." Jun. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 13 we are from England and now live in the USA. He is called Courtney and there are no other boys here called Courtney." May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! It's my daughter's name and hers is spelled Courtnee...hey, I tried to be different!" Jan. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I despise this name. I want to go back and change my birth certificate. Name me Hallie or Jennifer instead!" Dec. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have a friend named courtney. she is kinda braggy thoough which makes me think the name fits her. but its way to common" Nov. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "No one ever says it wrong but I have always felt like my name sounded snooty and stuck-up." Jul. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names is Courtney and I think its the best name ever! Few people spell my name wrong. Im part hawaiian and in hawaiian Courtney is Aina Ali`i pretty huh." Apr. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think it is pretty, but i have a court. @ my school who is annoying!" Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is always pronounced correctly, and although I think it is easy to spell, I often have to spell it out for others." Jan. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! I've only met one boy in kindergarden with the same name. That was a while ago, because now Im 15... People don't really miss-spell my name, except when I younger. Im surprised to find that my name was common the year I was born!" Jan. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Courtney is my name.I was afraid to see what it meant.Now, I am the Kings attendeant.Is that good or bad?" May. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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