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ˈkɜr tɪscur·tis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Curtis, William Curtisnoun

    English botanical writer and publisher (1746-1799)


  1. Curtisnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  2. Curtisnoun

    An English surname, originally a nickname for a refined or courtly person.

  3. Curtisnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.


  1. Curtis

    Curtis or Curtiss is a common English given name and surname of Anglo-Norman origin from the Old French curteis (Modern French courtois) which derived from the Spanish Cortés (of which Cortez is a variation) and the Portuguese and Galician Cardoso. The name means "polite, courteous, or well-bred". It is a compound of curt- "court" and -eis "-ish". The spelling u to render [u] in Old French was mainly Anglo-Norman and Norman, when the spelling o [u] was the usual Parisian French one, Modern French ou [u]. -eis is the Old French suffix for -ois, Western French (including Anglo-Norman) keeps -eis, simplified to -is in English. The word court shares the same etymology but retains a Modern French spelling, after the orthography had changed.It was brought to England (and subsequently, the rest of the Isles) via the Norman Conquest. In the United Kingdom, the name Curtis was at its height in 1996, when it was the 78th most popular boy's name in England and Wales. Curtis was the 72nd most popular boy's name in 1963 in the United States, but has declined in popularity there since. Many Hungarian immigrants in English-speaking countries with the last name Kertész have adopted the name Curtis, since it is pronounced similarly and helped them integrate into their new community.


  1. curtis

    Curtis is primarily a personal male given name of English and Old French origin, derived from the surname "Curtis" which means "courteous" or "polite." It can also be a last name or surname. In some instances, it may refer to a specific notable person or place with the name Curtis.


  1. Curtis

    Curtis is the third studio album by American rapper 50 Cent, released September 11, 2007, on Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album features production from Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Timbaland, among others. Music writers have noted that 50 Cent divides between "hard" songs and "soft" songs on the album. Upon its release, Curtis received generally mixed reviews from music critics. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 691,000 copies in its first week. After years of slumping sales, the album's competition with Kanye West's Graduation and the resulting record breaking performances both albums displayed was considered to be a "great day for hip hop."

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Curtis is ranked #309 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Curtis surname appeared 101,801 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 35 would have the surname Curtis.

    77.9% or 79,303 total occurrences were White.
    15.8% or 16,125 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 2,616 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 2,168 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 1,049 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 540 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. rictus

  2. rustic

  3. citrus

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Curtis in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Curtis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Curtis in a Sentence

  1. Hal Sutton:

    On the flight over, I called Curtis Strange off to the side and told Curtis Strange I haven't played as well this year and don't feel compelled to play me.

  2. Karen Charrington:

    With hindering prosecution, you usually need to provide some criminal assistance to a person that has committed a felony, but for someone to tell an officer, ‘ Karen Charrington can't come in,' and they don't want to answer questions – Karen Charrington have that full right to remain silent to police officers. Karen Charrington’re not obligated to tell the officers what happened in a crime. Lauren Pazienza being led into a New York City courthouse on March 22, 2022. ( Curtis Means) Lauren Pazienza being led into a New York City courthouse on March 22, 2022( Curtis Means) After allegedly shoving Barbara Gustern to Barbara Gustern death, Pazienza stayed in the area for more than 20 minutes, according to The DA. NYC SOCIALITE ACCUSED IN ELDERLY SHOVE DEATH BULLIED CLASSMATES IN SCHOOL Surveillance footage reviewed by the DA captured Pazienza getting into a fight with a man believed to be her fiancé about seven minutes after the shove, then watching as an ambulance arrived at the location. About half an hour after the attack, Pazienza and her fiancé allegedly entered Penn Station and took the subway back to their shared condo in Astoria, Queens. Building where Lauren Pazienza and Lauren Pazienza fiancé reside in Queens, New York( Fox News Digital / Rebecca Rosenberg) It wasn't until six days later Lauren Pazienza fled New York City on March 16 after Barbara Gustern succumbed to Barbara Gustern injuries. Lauren Pazienza's parents' home in Port Jefferson, New York( Fox News Digital Digital/Rebecca Rosenberg) MARCH 10 : Barbara Gustern shoved to the ground in Manhattan MARCH 15 : Barbara Gustern dies. Lauren Pazienza cause of death ruled to blunt-force trauma to the head MARCH 16 : Pazienza reportedly flees to parents' home on Long Island as she apparently deleted her social media MARCH 17 : Pazienza allegedly stopped using her cellphone and hid it at her aunt's house MARCH 19 : NYPD received anonymous tip on Pazienza MARCH 21 : NYPD turned away from Pazienza family home MARCH 22 : Pazienza retains attorney and surrenders in Manhattan Lauren Pazienza's mug shot.

  3. Curtis Lassiter:

    We're peanut butter and jelly-quote by Curtis Lassiter to describe his incredibly close bond with daughter Renowned Global Activist Greshun De Bouse, and to describe how neither was good without the other. #curtislassiter #activistdebouse

  4. Andrew Cozzens:

    We deeply regret the abuse that was suffered by the victims of Curtis Wehmeyer and are grieved for all victims of sexual abuse.

  5. John Curtis:

    I’ve been very blessed to be able to be in a family that has put athletics in such a high regard and understands that it’s a vehicle that can bring us to places that we never thought would be possible, i’ve always been known as John Curtis’ daughter, and now that I’m on Team USA he’s starting to be known as Kelly Curtis’ father. I like that.

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