"short land"

Cortland Origin and Meaning

The name Cortland is a boy's name meaning "short land".

Cortland, is an English form of the Dutch habitational surname Cortlandt. Cortlandt was a village near modern-day Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands. Its name was derived from the Dutch elements cort, meaning "short" or "narrow," and landt, "land."

Famous People Named Cortland

  • Cortland FinneganAmerican football player
  • Cortlandt Field BishopAmerican pioneer aviator, balloonist, autoist, book collector, and traveler
  • Cortlandt Van RensselaerAmerican clergyman
  • Cortlandt Van Rensselaer SchuylerU.S. Army general
  • Cortlandt SkinnerAmerican politician and Loyalist in the Revolutionary War
  • Cortlandt Starnes7th Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Cortland in Pop Culture

  • Cortland "Cort" Andruscharacter in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series