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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.

Associated with: old english, fox (wolf), red.

Variations

Fox has 2 variants: Foxe and Foxen.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Faux, Fax, ..

(female) Foia, Foxia, ..

How popular is Fox?

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Fox for boys. Fox reached its highest position of #1147 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fox name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE FOX

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


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