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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 has 3 variant forms: Canute, Cnut and Knut.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Knute name in U.S.

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Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Knud. Like Knute, this name is not commonly used.