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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 discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

From the experts:

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

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Popularity

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Famous People Named Kurt

Pop Culture References for the name Kurt

Curt

Kurt's International Variations

Kort (Dutch)

Comments

Ruanne Says:

2019-02-07T13:47:49

They forgot Kurt Russell.

This is a streamlined but strong one syllable name, though somewhat rarely used. Still, it's recognizable from mid century usage, and some of the more fluid mid century names are bound to make a comeback.

Madelyn Says:

2015-08-23T19:17:58

Kurt can also be a contracted or short form of Konrad