Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Domain of Curtius; Short nose
Back in the '80s and '90s, Cortney ruled the school with its trendy and outgoing spirit. You probably knew a Courtney or two, which is its root name of Old French and Latin origin. Cortney translates to "domain of Curtius" and pays homage to several places in France, including Courtenay. There was also a prominent French family—the House of Courtenay—with ties to both French and British royal lines. Equally intriguing, some sources insist it's rooted in the nickname court nez, meaning "short nose. As the story goes, the medieval saint William of Orange lost the tip of his nose during battle, inspiring many idioms in his wake. Whichever form you choose, Cortney is definitely a name no one would ever turn their nose up to!
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