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

The name Kurt is a boy's name of German origin meaning "courteous, polite". Kurt and is often added to user-created lists like Awesome German Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "AAAAAAAA, BBBBBBBB, CCCCCCCC, Octuplets Name Game".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Kurt

Kurt Donald Cobain, legendary American musician
Kurt Vonnegut, American author
Kurt Alder, German chemist and Nobel prize winner
Kurt Klanderud, son of American politician Helen Klanderud
Kurt Fuller, American actor
Kurt Wuthrich, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize winner
Kurt Hugo Schneider, American musician

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"
Dwight Kurt Schrute, Rainn Wilson's character on TV's "The Office"
Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler, Marvel comics character
Kurt, character from the movie "Ant-Man"


Kurt's International Variations

Kort (Dutch)