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Origin & Meaning

The name Knox is of Scottish origin.

The meaning of Knox is "lives on a hilltop".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 286 in baby name popularity for boys with 1238 occurrences.  It ranked 9808 in popular baby names for girls with 11 occurrences. 

View the Knox Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Knox has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Knox to other names.


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Other Tidbits

Knox falls into the landform name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Knox in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Knox.

Just for fun, see the name Knox in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Knox in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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