Kurt: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kurt

Kurt

Pronunciation: KERT (key)

Origin of the name Kurt:

A pet form of the Germanic Konrad, a derived from the Old High German Kuonrat (wise counsel), a compound name composed of the elements kuon (bold, wise) and rat (counsel).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Curt, Kurtis

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Comments and insights on the name Kurt: | Edit

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Personal experiences with the name Kurt: | Edit

My brother is named Kurt. He had trouble with people either calling him Kirk or wanting to call him Kurtis.

A spriter/modder named Kurt Rencel can be known on Warcraft 3 modding sites like Hiveworkshop. This person is known to be both funny and a jerk.

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Curt
Curtis
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Kurty
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Meanings and history of the name Kurt: | Edit

Kurt is a masculine German given name, anglicized as Curt. Kurt is also a Turkish surname, from the Turkic word meaning "wolf".

Kurt is a given name. Its principal English variant is Curt, while others include Cord, Curd, and Kort. It originated as a short form of Curtis, Konrad (Conrad), and Kunibert. Curt also means to be Crudely Short as a word.

Its name days are November 12 (Sweden), November 26 (Norway) and September 13 (Australia).

Kurt also appears as a family name.

Famous real-life people named Kurt: | Edit

Kurt Cobain, Lead singer/guitarist of Nirvana.
Kurt Vonnegut, Writer
Kurt Russell, American film actor
Kurt Angle, Famous wrestler
Kurt Sandino Balean, Pornstar

Kurt in song, story & screen: | Edit

Kurt Hummel, Character on TV show "Glee"
Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), a fictional X-men character
Kurt Ambrose, Lieutenant commander of Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
Kurt Wallander, detective in the works of Henning Mankell
Kurt von Trapp, a character in the musical The Sound of Music

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