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Gender: M Meaning of Curtis: "courteous, polite" Origin of Curtis: French Curtis's Popularity in 2013: #476

Curtis is an attractive if somewhat dated surname name that has been borne by several significant musicians and athletes--think Curtis Mayfield, Curtis James Jackson III--aka 50 Cent, and also director Curtis Hanson.

Curtis was already in the Top 150 at the turn of the last century, retaining its popularity through the 1980s--and it still ranked at Number 476 in 2013.

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Famous People Named Curtis

Curtis Lee Mayfield, American soul singer
Curtis Stone, Australian chef
Curtis Holcomb, American football player
Curtis Marsh, American football player
Curtis Brinkley, American football player
Curtis Lofton, American football player
Curtis Taylor, American football player
Curtis James Jackson III, American rapper '50 Cent'
Curtis Stigers, American jazz musician
Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
Curtis Strange, American pro golfer
Curtis Emerson LeMay, U.S. Air Force general and politician

Pop Culture References for the Name Curtis

Jackson Curtis, main character from movie "2012"
Curtis Morgan, character from movie "The Pelican Brief"
Curtis Manning, character in TV's "24"
Curtis Wilkins, title character from comic strip "Curtis"
Curtis, character in "Stargate Universe"
Curtis Donovan, character in British TV series "Misfits"
Curtis, servant of Petruchio in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"
Curtis Everett, main character in movie "Snowpiercer"

Cort, Court, Curt, Curtel, Curtice, Curtiss

Curtis's International Variations

Kurtis, Kurt (German) Curcio (Spanish)

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