Old Norse

Knut Origin and Meaning

The name Knut is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "knot".

The K is silent in this royal but common Scandinavian name that is, in this country, linked to a single figure -- Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne. Could easily be confused with Newt.

Famous People Named Knut

  • Knut Hamsun (born Knud Pedersen)Norwegian novelist
  • (Johan Gustaf) Knut WicksellSwedish economist

Knut in Pop Culture

  • Knutpolar bear born at the Berlin Zoo
  • Knutsin the Harry Potter series, are a monetary unit of measurement for the wizarding community worldwide
  • *The K is not silent.