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Boy Name: Knute

Name: Knute
Pronunciation: \kn(u)-te\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: knot
Origin: Scandinavian
Sounds Like: Knud, Nate
Variant forms: Canute, Cnut, Knut


Knute \kn(u)-te\ as a boy's 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.

Knute has 3 variant forms: Canute, Cnut and Knut.

Baby names that sound like Knute are Knud and Nate.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Knute.


Knute is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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