"courteous, polite"

Curtis Origin and Meaning

The name Curtis is a boy's name of French origin meaning "courteous, polite".

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.

In the USA, Curtis was in the Top 200 for most of the 20th century. We think Curtis, with is clean sound and nice meaning, will survive the all the trends that come and go, and remain in the Top 1000 for many years to come.

# 825 in the US

Curtis Rank in US Top 1000

# 1470 on Nameberry

Curtis Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Curtis Popularity

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Famous People Named Curtis

  • Curtis Lee MayfieldAmerican singer
  • Curtis StoneAustralian chef
  • Curtis HolcombAmerican football player
  • Curtis Joseph MarshJr., American football player
  • Curtis BrinkleyAmerican football player
  • Curtis Tremayne LoftonAmerican football player
  • Curtis Trishton TaylorAmerican football player
  • Curtis James Jackson IIIbetter known by his stage name 50 Cent, American rapper
  • Curtis StigersAmerican jazz musician
  • Curtis GrandersonJr., American baseball player
  • Curtis Northrup StrangeAmerican pro golfer
  • Curtis Emerson LeMayU.S. Air Force general and politician
  • Curtis Muhammad ConwayJr. (b. 2008), son of former American professional boxer Laila Ali

Curtis in Pop Culture

  • PonyboySodapop, and Darrel "Darry" Curtis, fictional characters and brothers from the novel "The Outsiders" that was written by S. E. Hinton
  • Jackson Curtismain character from movie "2012"
  • Curtis Morgancharacter from movie "The Pelican Brief"
  • Curtis Manningcharacter in TV's "24"
  • Dr. Curtis "Curt" Connorsalso known as Lizard, character in Marvel Universe
  • Curtis Wilkinstitle character from comic strip "Curtis"
  • Curtischaracter in "Stargate Universe"
  • Curtis Donovancharacter in British TV series "Misfits"
  • Curtisservant of Petruchio in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"
  • Curtis Everettmain character in movie "Snowpiercer"
  • Curtis Holtaka Mr Terrific, character on TV's "Arrow"