Gender: Male Origin of Fox: Animal name Fox's Popularity in 2019: #899

Fox Origin and Meaning

The name Fox is a boy's name .

Fox is one animal name backed by a longish tradition, and then popularized via the lead character Fox Mulder on X Files. Fox is simple, sleek, and a little bit wild, and could make an interesting middle name.

It was reported that the TV character's first name was not a tribute to the Fox network which aired The X-Files, as often assumed; show creator Chris Carter said he had a childhood friend named Fox.

Fox was one of the fastest-rising boys' names of 2016, perhaps because of the popularity of the X-Files revival.

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Rank in US: #899

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Pop Culture References for the name Fox

Foxe, Foxen


LisaConstantine Says:


I’m biased but I love this name. My son is Fox August. He suits it 100%

fearlessfirefly Says:


Love it! I prefer it as a middle name though. I've been crushing on the combo Lucian Fox.