What does Fox mean?
Fox /fox/ [1 syll.] 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.
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)
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)
A suggested similar baby name is Cox. Like Fox, this name is not commonly used.