Gender: Male Meaning of Curtis: "courteous, polite" Origin of Curtis: French Curtis's Popularity in 2018: #616

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.

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Rank in US: #616

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Famous People Named Curtis

Pop Culture References for the name Curtis

Curtel, Curtiss, Cort, Court, Curtice, Curt

Curtis's International Variations

Kurtis, Kurt (German) Curcio (Spanish)


paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name

capable Says:


i knew a boy named curtis whose sisters called him "courtesy"; great nickname!