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What does Fox mean?

Fox Pronunciation of 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.


Fox has 2 variants: Foxe and Foxen.

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

(female) Foia, Fola, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fox Zavier (F.Z.), ..

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)

Fox reached its highest position of #1033 in the U.S. in 2015. (2015 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

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

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