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Gender: M Meaning of Kurt: "courteous, polite" Origin of Kurt: German, diminutive of Kurtis

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A name that defines itself, a bit more curt in the harder K version.

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Famous People Named Kurt

Kurt Cobain, legendary American musician, frontman of grunge band Nirvana (d. 1994)
Kurt Vonnegut, American author of "Slaughterhouse-Five," "Cat's Cradle," and "Mother Night"
Kurt Alder, German chemist and Nobel prize winner
Kurt Klanderud, son of American politician Helen Klanderud
Kurt Fuller, American actor
Kurt Wüthrich, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Pop Culture References for the Name Kurt

Kurt Hummel, Chris Colfer's character on TV's "Glee"
Kurt von Trapp, fourth child in "The Sound of Music" ("That's the one I left out! God bless Kurt.")
Kurt Martin, Zack and Cody's father on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "The Suite Life on Deck"


Kurt's International Variations

Kort (Dutch)