One of the most exciting things about pregnancy is scrolling through baby name lists to find the absolute best name for your newborn. (I actually haven’t been pregnant in 7 years and still think it’s fun.) But when you fall in love with popular baby names like Knox, only to find that your BFF, your cousin, and your neighbor also just chose the name, the job of finding a similar name can suddenly feel less exciting.
Knox History & Meaning
Knox is a Scottish baby name that means “round hill.” Historically, Knox as a surname dates back to the thirteenth century when a priest named John Knox brought about the Reformation in Scotland which split the Church of Scotland into Catholic and Protestant factions. History buffs may also be interested to know that Knox is also the middle name of James Polk, the 11th President of the United States.
As far as pop culture goes, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt named their son Knox in 2008 after Pitt’s grandfather whose middle name was Knox, Insider reported. Interestingly, all three of Jolie and Pitt’s sons have names that end in an “x” — Maddox, Pax, and Knox.
Baby Names Like Knox
I personally know of two baby boys named Knox and the name’s overall vibe is just so adorable. Like, how can you not love a baby name that rhymes with fox and socks? There’s also the obvious connection to Knoxville, Tennessee, which is honestly just a really cool, laid-back city.
While the name’s meaning and history may not immediately spark inspiration, the sound and vibe of Knox can be found in plenty of similar monikers on this list. Read on to see if any of these baby names like Knox might be a good fit for your new bundle of joy.
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