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Knox Meaning and Origin

The name Knox is a boy’s name meaning “a hillock or round-topped hill” and is of English and Scottish origin. Knox is originally a surname derived from Scots Gaelic “cnoc”, meaning a hillock or from Old English “cnocc”, meaning a round-topped hill. Knox was a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop. It was also a habitational name from places in Scotland and northern England. The United States Army facility Fort Knox is named after American Revolutionary War hero Henry Knox. The name Knox exudes strength and a sense of ruggedness. It carries an air of tradition and heritage, often evoking thoughts of the Scottish countryside and its rich history. The name has a straightforward, one-syllable sound, which adds to its strong and impactful nature. Famous People with the Name Knox: Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt: The son of Hollywood actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, born in 2008. Knox Martin: An American abstract expressionist painter known for his vibrant and dynamic artworks.

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