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Gender: male
Pronunciation: kert, kurt
Meaning: wise advice
Related Names: Cord, Curt, Curtis, Gert, Kort, Kur, Kurd

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 855


Name: kurt Origin: German,, Meaning (no case): wise advice



Although Kurt has some origins with names such as Conrad, it has become its own name during a long history. The popularity of Kurt fell into a rather broad phenomenon in the Untied States, the United Kindgon and many European countries during the first quarter of the 20th Century. During World War I, many Germanic sounding names, Kurt included, dove in popularity. [1] Anti-German sentiment was so high during this period that Germanic-sounding names were widely replaced. Even the British Royal Family, whose name had Germanic roots, acquiesced and changed it from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor. Even dogs were not immune. The popular spitz became the American Eskimo. Kurt did not regain popularity until the 1940s, interestingly a time when the world was going into war again with Germany.

It is possible that Kurt is derived from forms of Curtis or Curtiss. Given what is known about language, letters and the form and function of certain words and sounds, this is possible. (It is interesting to note the complexity and the search for accuracy in these academic endeavors. There is even a rather in-depth study underway that is looking to determine the likelihood of interrelation between “Curtis” and “Curtiss,” so this research and these revelations are not taken lightly. What does seem clear, however, is that the possibility exist that Curtis (itself meaning polite, courteous and well-bred), may have a role in Kurt’s past and an etymological foundation in what it means today. [1]


Social Security Administration - Empty rankings indicate the name was not among the 1000 most popular names for that year.

Year of Birth Rank
2005 958
2004 783
2003 739
2002 669
2001 666
2000 610
1999 583
1998 543
1997 488
1996 457
1995 424
1994 411
1993 392
1992 344


  • Kurt’s name days are November 12 in Sweden and November 26 in Norway.
  • KURT is a version of the computer program LINUX [1]
  • Kurt Vonnegut is considered by many to be one of America's most important writers. In addition to such sometimes controversial classics as "Slaughterhouse Five" and "Cat's Cradle," Vonnegut is also a graphic artist and sculptor -- often creating from his science fiction and fantasy roots. [1]


The Kurt Weil Foundation for Music was established by Kurt Weil, a composer (1900-1950) who came to the United States in 1935. [1]



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Author: Mike_Szimanski


Facts about KurtRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 4  +
Meaning wise advice  +
Meaningnc wise advice  +
Name kurt  +
Origin German  +
Popularity 3  +
Pronunciation kert, kurt  +
Rank in 2000s 855  +
Related Cord  +, Curt  +, Curtis  +, Gert  +, Kort  +, Kur  +, and Kurd  +
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