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What does Fox mean?

Fox \fox\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Fox is "fox". Probably refers to a fox-catcher or to a fox's den, or to a cunning person, or for someone with red hair. In Ireland it has been used as English translation of the Gaelic nickname "sionnach" meaning "fox". As a Jewish name it has been used as an Anglicized form of the Yiddish nickname "fiksl" meaning "fox". Journalist Fox Butterfield; English statesman Charles James Fox.


Variations

Fox has 2 variants: Foxe and Foxen.


Popularity

Fox is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#167 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Fox for boys. Fox has yet to make it into the Top 1000 so far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fox name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fox outside U.S.


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Cox. Like Fox, this name is not commonly used.

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