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Gender: M Meaning of Knox: "round hill" Origin of Knox: Scottish Knox's Popularity in 2015: #258

Knox is an old Scottish surname that Brad Pitt (whose great-great-grandfather was named Hal Knox Hillhouse) and Angelina Jolie took out of the back cupboard, dusted off, and elevated to coolness--to the point where it entered the Social Security list's Top 1000 in 2009.

With Knox, the Jolie-Pitts established their own tradition: instead of their sons bearing the same first inital, they share the final letter 'x'--Maddox, Pax and Knox-- as well as a final 'n' for their middle names.

Knox is a strong name that has already begun being adopted by other parents, following in the footsteps of brother Maddox--in just a few years it has moved to the Top 300 on the USA Most Popular list.

The surname Knox dates back at least to the thirteenth century, and John Knox was the priest who brought about the Reformation in Scotland.

Famous People Named Knox

Knox Martin, American painter and sculptor
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt (2008), son of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Knox Bentley (2013), son of Dierks Bentley & Cassidy Black
Knox Addison Alan, son of Amanda Righetti and Jordan Alan
Ronald Knox, writer of a famous set of "rules",
John Knox (?1513-72), Scottish religious reformer
Knox Blue Howey (b. 2015), son of Sarah Shahi and Steve Howey

Pop Culture References for the name Knox

Knox Overstreet, character from "Dead Poet's Society"
Knox, character on "Angel"
Knoxville, a city in Tennessee, USA, also named after Henry Knox
Knox Gelatin, gelatin brand
Knox Harrington, The video artist, character in The Big Lebowski
Fort Knox, military post & reservation in KY, USA (site of the US Gold Depository since 1936; named in honor of Henry Knox)