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What does Knox mean?

Knox Pronunciation of Knox [knox] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Knox is "round-top hill". John Knox founded the Scottish Presbyterian church in the mid-16th century.

Associated with: old english, hill (mountain), scottish, 16th century.


Creative forms:
(male) Kenox, Kinox, ..


Middle name pairings:
Knox Desmond (K.D.), ..

How popular is Knox?

Knox is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#724 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Knox reached its apex rank of #258 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cox, Fox, Kano, Kanoa, Kanon, Keon, Knoa, Knoll, Knoz, Knud, Knut, Koa, Konor and Lenox. Like Knox, these names are not frequently used.

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