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Boy Name: Knox

Name: Knox
Pronunciation: \kn-nox\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: round-top hill
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Nikos, Nicos
Similar Names: Knoz, Cox, Fox, Lenox
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 641


Knox \kn-nox\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Knox is "round-top hill". John Knox founded the Scottish Presbyterian church in the mid-16th century.

Baby names that sound like Knox are Nikos and Nicos. Other similar baby names are Knoz, Cox, Fox and Lenox.


Knox is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#641 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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