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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) (2000 U.S. Census).

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


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