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Meaning and name origin

Fox \fox\ as a boy's 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.


Fox has 2 variant forms: Foxe and Foxen.


Fox is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#186 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fox for boys. Fox has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 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.