Kurt: baby boy name popularity and meaning


This German name is actually a diminutive of Kurtis, meaning "courteous and polite." And if naming him that will make it true, we're all naming our kids Kurt from here on out because kids are embarrassing, man.


Kurt is a nickname, so there's no really good way to shorten it.

Famous people named Kurt:

Nobel Prize winners Kurt Alder and Kurt Wuthrich; author Kurt Vonnegut; musician Kurt Cobain.

Fun fact:

Marvel Comics' character Nightcrawler is actually named Kurt Wagner.

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