Gender: Female Meaning of Curtis: "courteous, polite" Origin of Curtis: French

Curtis Origin and Meaning

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

Best-selling Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld made this one of the many boy names for girls" gaining in popularity and acceptability.

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alexia_rose92 Says:


This was originally picked to be my name when everyone thought I was a boy. I always thought it'd make a pretty neat girl's name, too. Although I liked my parent's alternative. :)

RoddyThlayli Says:


I'm not a big fan of the name Curtis on a boy, and I can say for certain that if my parents had named me Curtis I would hate them forever (I'm a girl.).

NaomiNY Says:


Agreed. Examples for me would be Taylor, Morgan, Ryan, Tyler, Noa(h), and Ezra.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Some boy names in the girl section are kind of okay, but then there are others that don't seem to belong there at all . Curtis is a boy name, and it looks really strange on a girl page.

NaomiNY Says:


I agree. I thought Curtis was a boy's name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


There is nothing girly about Curtis.