Cordt is a name of Nordic origin. The meaning of Cordt is 'brave counsel', and it is often used as a Scandinavian surname. It is one of the oldest Nordic names found in the old Germanic countries and is still used today. The name Cordt was first used by people living in Denmark and Norway during the Viking Age (800-1050 CE), and also became used by Sweden, Finland, and Iceland during this time. One of the earliest examples of the name Cordt being used was found in the records kept by King Olaf Tryggvason (ruled 1015-1023 CE), who mentions that one of his close friends was named Cordt. The Old Norse word 'kord' also appears in names such as Korda and Kordaas.