Meaning and name origin
Knute \kn(u)-te\ as a boy's name is pronounced k'NOOT, noot. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Knute is "knot". Variant of Canute, the name of an 11th-century king of Denmark and England. Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne; author Knut Hamsun.
Knute is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Knute for boys. Knute has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Knud. Like Knute, this name is not commonly used.