Knox

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since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Knox

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Knox means "Strong and smart" and is of Jamaican origin.
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  1. Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)
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Old English cnocc (“round hill”)

  1. a Scottish surname
  2. a male given name derived from the surname
  3. county in Maine and Tennessee

Notable Persons Named Knox

Knox is a punk rock singing, guitar, and songwriter. He plays Vocals, Guitar, and Piano. Knox was given the name Ian M. Carnochan on September 4th, 1945 in Cricklewood. Knox is also known as Ian M. Carnochan.

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Knox H. White is a lawyer. Knox was born on January 26th, 1954 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Knox is also known as ..

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Knox Martin is a in the fields of painting, mural, and sculpture. Knox was born on February 12th, 1923 in Barranquilla.

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Knox was born on April 3rd, 1909. He died on July 29th, 1976.

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Knox Cameron is a soccer player for the Detroit City FC, Michigan Wolverines, Brooklyn Knights, Michigan Bucks, Columbus Crew SC, and United States men's national under-20 soccer team. Knox was born on September 17th, 1983 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Knox Manning was an actor. He was most active from 1939 to 1956. Knox was born on January 17th, 1904 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He died on August 26th, 1980.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Knox

Amanda Knox is a writer. Amanda was given the name Amanda Marie Knox on July 9th, 1987 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Belle was given the name Miriam Weeks on June 9th, 1995.

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Henry Knox was a United States Secretary of War, Continental States Secretary at War, Senior Officer of the United States Army, and Commanding General of the United States Army. His military service ended in 1784. Henry was born on July 25th, 1750 in Boston. He died on October 25th, 1806.

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Rob Knox was an actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to 2008. Rob was given the name Robert Arthur Knox on August 21st, 1989 in Kent, England. He breathed his last breath on May 24th, 2008.

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Mike Knox is a wrestler. Mike was born on July 17th, 1978 in San Bernardino, California.

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Elyse Knox was an actress, model, and fashion designer. Her career lasted from 1937 to 1949. Elyse was given the name Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14th, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. She died on February 16th, 2012.

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How popular is the baby name Knox in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 8 0 8
1888 7 0 7
1896 5 0 5
1900 8 0 8
1907 6 0 6
1909 6 0 6
1912 8 0 8
1913 10 0 10
1914 6 0 6
1915 9 0 9
1916 18 0 18
1917 23 0 23
1918 18 0 18
1919 19 0 19
1920 16 0 16
1921 22 0 22
1922 21 0 21
1923 21 0 21
1924 16 0 16
1925 11 0 11
1926 16 0 16
1927 15 0 15
1928 16 0 16
1929 19 0 19
1930 13 0 13
1931 11 0 11
1932 7 0 7
1933 11 0 11
1934 14 0 14
1935 9 0 9
1936 9 0 9
1937 9 0 9
1938 6 0 6
1939 6 0 6
1940 15 0 15
1941 15 0 15
1942 15 0 15
1943 14 0 14
1944 9 0 9
1945 9 0 9
1946 7 0 7
1947 10 0 10
1948 5 0 5
1949 12 0 12
1950 10 0 10
1951 15 0 15
1952 9 0 9
1953 14 0 14
1954 11 0 11
1955 8 0 8
1957 6 0 6
1958 10 0 10
1959 8 0 8
1961 10 0 10
1962 7 0 7
1963 7 0 7
1964 5 0 5
1965 5 0 5
1966 7 0 7
1970 8 0 8
1971 7 0 7
1973 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1985 8 0 8
1986 6 0 6
1988 5 0 5
1989 6 0 6
1990 7 0 7
1991 6 0 6
1992 9 0 9
1993 9 0 9
1994 6 0 6
1995 11 0 11
1996 17 0 17
1997 17 0 17
1998 24 0 24
1999 21 0 21
2000 22 0 22
2001 20 0 20
2002 25 0 25
2003 33 0 33
2004 50 0 50
2005 48 0 48
2006 60 0 60
2007 61 0 61
2008 93 0 93
2009 340 0 340
2010 579 0 579
2011 637 7 630
2012 822 0 822
2013 935 9 926
2014 1,253 11 1,242
2015 1,413 14 1,399
2016 1,548 16 1,532
2017 1,646 18 1,628

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Popularity of Knox as a first name

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Popularity of Knox as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Knox U.S.
  White 63.40% 64.26%
  African American 30.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Knox

People with the last name Knox are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Knox

  • How Popular is the name Knox? Knox is the 2,429th most popular name of all time. As a last name Knox was the 769th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Knox have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,424 babies born with the first name Knox in the United States. That's more than enough people named Knox to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Knox? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Knox first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Knox is Monday, November 26th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Knox born? The highest recorded use of the first name Knox was in 2017 with a total of 1,628 babies. That's a lot of babies named Knox!
  • Random Knox Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Knox ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Knox: Your name in reverse order is Xonk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Xkno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Knox? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 44,742 people with the last name Knox.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Knox? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 15 of them will have Knox as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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