Curtis has 17 variant forms that are used in English and other languages. Variant forms used in English include Cortez (used in Spanish as well), Courtis, Curio, Curtell, Curtiz, Curtus, Curtys, Curtyss, and Kurt. The contraction Curt, and the variant spellings Curtice, Curtiss, and Kurtis are other English forms.
Curtis is a classic favorite. At present it is still rather popular as a baby boy name, but not as much as it was previously. At the height of its usage in 1962, 0.265% of baby boys were named Curtis. It was #73 in rank then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and it is used on a modest scale in recent times. In 2018, its usage was only 0.023% and its ranking #616, but it was nevertheless the most commonly used within all boy names in its family.
Baby names that sound like Curtis include Curtiss, Curtiz, Kurtis, Caradec, Caradoc, Caradog, Courtis, Kartikay, Caratacus, Kartikeya, Karttikeya, Cartah, Carthac, Carthage, Cordas, Cortez, Cratus, Curtice, Curtus, and Curtys.
† Pronunciation for Curtis: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; UH as in "look (L.UH.K)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
Details of famous persons named Curtis:
Filmmaker Curtis Hanson, born 24 March 1945, Reno, Nevada.
Rapper Curtis Jackson, born Curtis Jackson 6 July 1975, Queens, New York.
Soul Musician Curtis Mayfield, born 3 June 1942 - 26 December 1999, Chicago, Illinois.