Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KNOOT(German)

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

VariantsKnute(Norwegian) Knud(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesKnútr(Ancient Scandinavian) Canute, Cnut(History)
Surname DescendantsKnutsen(Norwegian) Knutson, Knutsson(Swedish)
User SubmissionKnút



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

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Name Days

Sweden: January 13


Entry updated December 3, 2014