Knox meaning

: Round-Top Hill

Knox Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \nawks\
Number of People 👶 14,000
Rate in 2021 437
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 English
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Knox Name Meaning

This name comes from a Scottish and English surname which refers to the topographical feature of an area. Etymologically, Knox stems from the Old English word “cross” which indicates ‘round hill’. The surname, therefore, refers to someone who lives on a hilltop.

Knox Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Knox
Additional description of the name Knox

As a surname, the history of Knox can be traced back to the 13th century. It first appeared in Scotland However it was very common in northern England as well. One of the more famous and prominent people with this last name was Calvinist John Knox who lived in the 16th century. He was one of the harshest critics of the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots. Knox continued his efforts and fights and led the Scottish Reformation which reorganized the Church of Scotland and Presbyterian churches worldwide. As a first name for boys, Knox is mostly used in the U.S. and its history can be traced back to the 19th century.

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Additional name description Knox
Additional name description Knox

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name him Knox?

This name suggests that you are a pioneer. It's natural for you to be a leader. You are highly focused and you try to achieve your goals. It seems natural to you to go through difficulties to try out new things. Doing unimportant activities frustrates you. You do not need others to finish your tasks or to make decisions. You have a lot of energy and confidence.

You want to take care of the people that you love. Family values and traditions are very important to you. You do not hesitate in sacrificing yourself for the sake of others. You are great at giving advice. You can be shy about showing your artistic side. People value the love that you give them.

You are very knowledgeable and you depend on your gut feeling when it comes to making decisions. You are a force to be reckoned with. You possess great concentration and memory. You can be edgy at times, try to avoid these situations. You are a great writer.

How do people react to you?

This name refers to someone who is a family person. Someone who provides for his loved ones and supports them. Other people trust you and trust your judgment. You dress well but instead of trends and fashion, you are more concerned with the price and quality of the clothes. When it is necessary, people can count on you to be there for them.

People generally look at this name as a strong, refined, and strange name.

Lucky colors: All yellows, ocher, bronze, gold, orange

Lucky day(s): Sunday


For a very short time, Knox appeared In the U.S charts of the most popular names for boys in the 19th century. However, in the 20th century it was completely vanished from the U.S lists. It suddenly made a comeback in 2009. The reason behind this comeback was a celebrity couple. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt named their son Know Leon in 2008. This phenomenon alone fueled the comeback of Knox. This is another example of how pop culture can control the American families. We can name several other factors that can support this name and its popularity. First, It has an Scottish origin which makes it interesting to Scottish families. Second, Knox is a character from the popular movie "Dead Poets Society" which gives it a feeling of nostalgia. last, most of the U.S gold is kept Fort Knox.

Famous people named Lawson:

Knox Cameron (soccer player)


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Knox?
The origin of the name Knox is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Knox?
Round-Top Hill
*️⃣ How many people are named Knox?
Almost 14000 people are named Knox.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Knox?
The names of Cristina, Kristina, Kristen, Kirsten, Kiersten