Knox

Knox - A very unique male name



  Mar 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Knox, meaning round hill, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1374. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Knox and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Knox? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Knox. The baby boy name Knox was given to 784 baby boys in 2012, ranking #369 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,093 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Knox peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 369.



Famous with this name

Gage Knox
Patricia Knox
David Knox


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Knox is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Knox is currently topping the baby name charts in Montana at position #123 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,088.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Knox is where you live.


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Knox origin and meaning

Knox is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means round hill. To see famous people named Knox, pop culture references for the name Knox and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Knox

We've found the following names that sound similar to Knox, sorted by popularity.

King / Kenji / Kong / Khang / Keng / Kenzo / Kinnick / Kenichi / Kyng / Kunga /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012369
2011431
2010458
2009706
20081737
20072146
20062067
20052043
20042081
20033344
20013692
19992864
19963366
19501633
19431614
19291547
19251853
19211645
19171400
19161374

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana123
Tennessee134
Nebraska147
North Dakota171
Arkansas183
Utah184
Oklahoma210
Kentucky240
South Dakota246
Iowa270
Georgia276
Mississippi284
Indiana298
Missouri299
Louisiana309
Texas314
Alabama331
North Carolina334
Kansas344
South Carolina363
Wisconsin365
Illinois369
Colorado373
Virginia383
Minnesota390
Idaho394
Ohio404
Michigan438
Oregon481
Florida485
Washington490
California511
Arizona522
Pennsylvania701
Massachusetts712
New York1088

Even more about Knox


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Knox a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Knox?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Knox
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,093
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +784

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