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Knox is a strong and sturdy baby name for boys. Originating from a traditional Scottish surname, Knox soared in popularity as a celebrity baby name during the early 21st century. Knox Callaghan is the name of a character in All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan, and Knox Overstreet is a character in Dead Poets Society by Tom Schulman. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Knox:

Old Gaelic: Round hill

Origin of the name Knox:

Knox originates from the Scots surname Knock. This name derived from the Old Gaelic word cnoc (meaning “round hill”).

Symbolism of the name Knox:

Knox is a traditional Scottish surname that later became a given name. In Scottish culture, the symbol for Knox was the hill crest or summit.

Style of the name Knox:

Traditional

Gender of the name Knox:

Knox is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Knox:

NAHKS

Number of syllables in the name Knox:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Knox:

The name Knox evokes feelings of kindness and knowledge.

Alternative spellings for the name Knox:

  • Knoxx
  • Knoz

Nicknames for the name Knox:

  • Nox
  • Noxy
  • Noxie

Popularity of the name Knox:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Knox was the 236th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Knox:

  • Kendrix
  • Knoll
  • Konnor
  • Kobe
  • Koen 
  • Konrad
  • Kris 
  • Kole
  • Kyan
  • Kolton

Great middle names for Knox and their meanings:

  • Aaron (exalted, strong, mountain of strength)
  • Brody (broad island, deep valley)
  • Cameron (bent river, crooked nose)
  • Daniel (God is my judge)
  • Dylan (son of the sea)
  • Edward (wealthy guardian)
  • Franklin (freeman)
  • Forrest (woodland, grove))
  • Gregory (watchful, vigilant, alert)
  • Harlan (hare land, army land, boundary wood)
  • Jagger (carter, peddler, agent)
  • Laramie (arbor canopy, leafy grove)
  • Parnell (rustic countryman, little rock)
  • Wayne (wagon maker)
  • Wolfgang (path of the wolf)

Famous people with the name Knox:

  • KnoxAlan (son of actress Amanda Elizabeth Righetti and film director Jordan Alan)
  • Knox Breckenridge Burger (writer and literary agent)
  • Knox Cameron (soccer player)
  • KnoxFollowill (son of singer Johanna Bennet and guitarist Matthew Followill)
  • Knox Sterling Hager (son of wrestler Donald Jacob “Jake Swagger” Hager)
  • KnoxHowey (son of actress Sarah Shahi and actor Steven Michael Robert Howey)
  • Knox Joseph Kelly (son of baseball player Joseph William Kelly)
  • Knox Martin (sculptor)
  • KnoxJolie Pitt (son of actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt)
  • Knox Oliver Weekes (son of musician Dallon James Weekes)

Knox in popular culture:

  • Knox Atoll (group of uninhabited coral islands in the South Pacific)
  • Knox Callaghan (character in All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan)
  • Knox Overstreet (character in Dead Poets Society by Tom Schulman)
  • Fort Knox (military post in Kentucky, United States)