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Canute meaning and name origin
Canute \c(a)-nu-te\ as a boy's name is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Canute is "knot". Brought to Britain by King Canute (11th century) of Denmark, who became King of England in 1016. Football coach Knute Rockne.
Canute has 3 variant forms: Cnut, Knut and Knute.
Baby names that sound like Canute are Canady, Gannet, Gannett, Canaday, Kent, Kentt and Kennt.
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Popularity of Canute
Canute is not a popular first name for men but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#48020 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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