Curtis

Curtis - A very unique male name



  Apr 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Curtis, meaning courteous, polite, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #107. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Curtis and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Curtis? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Curtis. The baby boy name Curtis was given to 587 baby boys in 2012, ranking #441 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,796 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Curtis peaked in popularity 56 years ago in 1963 on position 72.



Famous with this name

Cliff Curtis
Tony Curtis
Richard Curtis


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Curtis is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Curtis is currently topping the baby name charts in New Hampshire at position #174 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #786.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Curtis is where you live.


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Curtis origin and meaning

Curtis is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means courteous, polite. To see famous people named Curtis, pop culture references for the name Curtis and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Curtis

We've found the following names that sound similar to Curtis, sorted by popularity.

Cortez / Curtiss / Cartez /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012441
2011439
2010429
2009394
2008381
2007341
2006340
2005326
2004323
2003325
2002288
2001273
2000263
1999248
1998225
1997207
1996191
1995182
1994169
1993152
1992142
1991126
1990120
1989111
1988104
1987100
1986100
198599
198495
198399
1982100
198194
198088
197991
197896
1977101
1976104
1975113
197498
197398
197292
197187
197088
196980
196875
196776
196675
196575
196474
196372
196273
196175
196079
195975
195882
195780
195681
195579
195484
195386
195286
195191
195097
194997
1948101
194799
194699
194598
194497
1943100
194298
1941100
194097
193999
1938102
1937109
1936107
1935108
1934102
1933107
1932104
1931109
1930108
192999
1928102
1927118
1926113
1925119
1924118
1923114
1922113
1921122
1920120
1919120
1918124
1917121
1916120
1915128
1914119
1913120
1912121
1911119
1910107

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Hampshire174
West Virginia201
Alabama234
Georgia288
Florida331
Mississippi335
Tennessee338
Missouri341
Michigan350
Idaho363
North Carolina365
Pennsylvania382
Louisiana384
Virginia416
Kentucky423
Arkansas434
New Mexico435
Wisconsin438
Iowa454
South Carolina454
Arizona459
Indiana477
Illinois478
Washington479
New York492
Utah492
California531
Minnesota556
Oregon558
Texas558
Ohio559
Oklahoma570
Colorado638
Maryland721
New Jersey786

Even more about Curtis


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Curtis a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Curtis?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1963
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Curtis
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,796
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +587

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