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One of the boys in the film Dead Poets Society was called Knox.
-- Anonymous User  12/14/2005
Fort Knox is where the United States government keeps all its gold.
-- breakofday  12/21/2005
This name always makes me laugh. I have no idea why, but the way you say it just sounds so funny.
-- Yippal  3/28/2007
I can never hear this name without thinking of the character (from Dead Poets Society): a nice, passionate young man!
-- FMRadio  12/28/2007
I agree with user, FMRadio
Knox Overstreet always comes to mind.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  9/8/2014
This name sounds very dorky, like the name of some annoying little kid or a stupid frat boy. Plus, it is pronounced just like 'knocks'.
-- slight night shiver  4/26/2008
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt and his twin sister Vivienne Marcheline were born on July 12 2008.
-- namefanatic  7/13/2008
Knox sounds like NOx (pronouced nawks) which is a term used in the oil & gas industry for emissions from combustion sources. Also a byproduct from car engines.
-- karenna  7/13/2008
The name KNOX means "round hill". Why would someone give a child such a name? It is absolutely dorky. For Angelina and Brad - disappointed!
-- imarko  7/13/2008
In Scotland at least this name will always be associated with John Knox, the Calvinist preacher who was one of the leaders of the Scottish reformation.
-- reniannen17  7/14/2008
Can also mean "night" in Latin.
-- LuzDeTuVida  8/17/2008
I thought "nox" meant night in Latin. But I might be mistaken.
-- LoQuiero  2/3/2009
Bernard Knox, literary scholar. He wrote prefaces for many of Robert Fagles' translations, such as the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid (they're both absolutely amazing!)
-- Athena Nike  7/27/2009
My nephew is named Knox and I happen to like it very much. A name shouldn't be defined by its meaning. It's a name, someone's identity.
Knox is a very nice name and I think it's an easy name to carry through life and won't get old. Love it!
-- lil_bri_11  6/10/2010
It reminds me of the word "noxious". It sounds evil to me.
-- keepitreal  1/29/2011
I actually find this name strangely alluring, surprisingly enough. I suppose I relate it to Fort Knox, which makes me think of terms along the lines of "Strong; Loyal, Committed; Faithful; Powerful; Determined; Brave; Courage", but I am aware those definitions are a far cry from the actual meaning. The image of a barbed-wire fence cannot seemingly leave my mind, either.

Would I use it as a name, though? Regrettably or not, no.
-- Francesca  5/5/2011
Knox Martin is an American painter, sculptor, and muralist.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2012
This is a strange name. I prefer it left as a surname, personally. To me it sounds very unprofessional and childish, and I can't shake the fact that it sounds exactly like "knocks".
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2013
To me, "Knox" sounds like it should be the name of a big, beefy, maybe-not-the-brightest guy with a buzz cut, probably because "ox" is part of the name.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2014
It just reminds me of Fort Knox.
-- lilpimpteller  1/25/2015
The K in James K. Polk stands for Knox. Polk is widely regarded as "least known consequential president" of the US, ranking #10 on average (above well known presidents like JFK, LBJ, Reagan, Clinton).
-- Anonymous User  2/24/2015
I actually just named my son Knox. I think it is very strong and masculine. My name is Welsh and my partner's English so it fit well...
-- Rhiannon8tsurcomment  6/11/2015
It makes me think of Fort Knox.
-- Jghazt333  12/9/2015
Sarah Knox Taylor was the daughter of Zachary Taylor, the twelfth president of the United States.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2016

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