Name: Courtney

Origin and Meaning of the Name Courtney

  • Meaning:
    From Courtenay; snub-nosed
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (KORT nee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Courtney

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Courtney or Courtenay came to England with the Norman Conquest in 1066. There various places in Northern France named Courtenay, as well as the Courtenay family being an important dynasty in the Middle Ages, both in France and in England, where they are the Earls of Devon. Courtney has also been associated with the French nickname 'court nez' meaning short or snub-nosed.

    Famous female bearers include musician Courtney Love, actress Courtney Cox and actress Courtney Thorne-Smith. A male bearer is musician Courtney Taylor-Taylor.

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