Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈknʉːt/(Swedish) /ˈknuːt/(German)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from Old Norse knútr meaning "knot". Knut was a Danish prince who defeated Æðelræd II, king of England, in the early 11th century and became the ruler of Denmark, Norway and England.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKnud(Danish) Knute(English (American)) Canute, Cnut(History) Knútr(Old Norse)
Surname DescendantsKnutsen(Norwegian) Knutsson, Knutson(Swedish)
User SubmissionKnút


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Name Days

Norway: January 7
Sweden: January 13


13th-century miniature depicting Knut the Great13th-century miniature depicting Knut the Great


Entry updated April 23, 2024