Knox - boys name

Knox name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 74%

Knox name meaning:

The name Knox is of Scottish origin and has several possible meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Old English word "cnocc," meaning a small hill or prominence. In this sense, Knox could signify someone who lives near a hill or has a connection to a geographical feature. Another possibility is that the name Knox is derived from the Gaelic word "cnoc," which also means hill. In Scottish history, the name Knox is famously associated with John Knox, a prominent religious reformer during the Protestant Reformation.

As a given name, Knox has gained popularity in recent years. It carries a strong and masculine aura, evoking images of power and strength. Parents who choose the name Knox for their son may be drawn to its unique and distinctive sound. The name is often associated with qualities such as determination, resilience, and leadership. Overall, the name Knox holds a sense of ruggedness and individuality, making it a bold choice for parents looking for a strong and unconventional name for their baby boy.

Origin: English


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Overall UK ranking: 1250 out of 4789

21 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (401)

Historical popularity of Knox

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