Meaning and Origin of: Courtney

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Courtly; courteous
  • English : From the court; dignified

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from Courtenay near Sens in northern France, or some other place similarly named, from the name of a Romano-Gallic landlord, Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix-acum.
  • English (of Norman origin) : nickname for someone with a snub nose, from Old French c(o)urt ‘short’ + nes‘nose’ (Latin nasus).
  • Irish : English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Curnáin ‘descendant ofCurnán’, an Old Irish personal name from a diminutive ofcorn ‘horn’.

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