More info about the name "Courtney"
Courtney most likely originates in Old French language and means "one with short nose". It was derived from an old French surname and as a surname it functions until today. Some sources also suggest its Irish origin and the meaning "descendant of Curnan". Today, it can be used as both feminine and masculine given name, the feminine one being much more popular. The famous bearer, with a slight change in spelling, is the American actress Courteney Cox.