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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- proper n. A female given name popular in the 1980s and the 1990s.
Variant of Courtenay, an aristocratic Norman surname derived from place names in Normandy, Latin Curtenus, a personal name from curtus "short" + -ācum, locative case = "domain of Curtenus". (Wiktionary)