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What does Canute mean?

Canute Pronunciation of Canute as a boys' name is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Canute is "knot". Brought to Britain by King Canute (11th century) of Denmark, who became King of England in 1016. Football coach Knute Rockne.


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, king


VARIANTS Cnut, Knut, Knute



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How popular is Canute?

Canute is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#79676 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Knute is the only prominent variation form of Canute (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Canute was at its apex during the years 1890-1899 (#1267). (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Knute in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Canute and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Cabe, Cable, Cabot, Cace, Cadbee, Cadbie (see Cadby), Cade, Cahane, Caide, Caile, Caine, Cairde, Cairne, Caius, Caje, Cale, Calum, Calumet, Canady, Canbey (see Canby), Canbie, Canby, Candide, Canice, Cannan, Cannon, Canon, Canyon, Carewe, Carne, Carter, Case, Casshe, Caster, Cato, Cayce, Cayle, Cayto, Chance, Chane, Channe, Chanse, Chantz, Chanze, Claude, Clause, Cleante, Clete, Connie, Crane, Cranlee (see Cranley), Dante, Danube, Daunte, Deante, Donte, Duante, Harte, Jonte, Monte, Nate, Sante, Tate, Tayte, Waite and Wayte. These names tend to be more commonly used than Canute.