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What does Knowles mean?

Knowles Pronunciation of Knowles [knowles] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and Knowles means "little hill". Knowles is a version of Knoll (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, little, hill (mountain).


Knowles has 1 variant: Knolles.

1 more alternative form via Knoll: Knollys.

Creative forms:
(male) Knowler, Nales, ..

(female) Knolei, Knowlah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Knowles Ewan (K.E.), ..

How popular is Knowles?

Knowles is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1174 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Knowles has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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