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What does Knute mean?

Knute Pronunciation of Knute as a boys' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, king, england


VARIANTS Canute, Cnut, Knut

(male) Knuke, ..

(female) Knune, ..

Knute Mason (K.M.), ..

How popular is Knute?

Knute is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Knute is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Knute entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #1219 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Knute is alike in pronunciation to Nate. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Arte, Boote, Clete, Dante, Daunte, Donte, Feste, Harte, Jette, Jonte, Juste, Kade, Kaeto, Kaile, Kaine, Kale, Kane, Karle, Kasee, Kasie, Kato, Kauai, Kayde, Kaye, Kayle, Kayne, Keane, Keats, Keefe, Keene, Keith, Kelle, Kelten, Kendle, Kenlee, Kenlie, Kennie, Kennt, Kent, Kentt (see Kent), Kester, Ketti, Keye, Keyne, Kile, Kit, Kitt, Kline, Knoa, Knoll, Knox, Knoz, Knud, Kobe, Kobie, Kodie, Kolt, Kolten, Kort, Kortes, Kortez, Kruz, Kurt, Kwame, Kye, Kyle, Kyrie, Monte, Pete, Sante, Tate, Tayte, Waite and Wayte. These names tend to be more commonly used than Knute.