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Gender: Male Origin of Fox: Animal name Fox's Popularity in 2017: #767

The name Fox is a boy's name . Fox is ranked #767 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Fox

Fox Butterfield, American journalist and author
Fox Conner, American WWII major general
Fox Atticus Martindale, Canadian musician
Fox Maule-Ramsay, 11th Earl of Dalhousie, British politician
(Walter) Fox McKeithen, American politician
Fox India Owen (b. 2012), daughter of singer Mark Owen of Take That
Fox William Carter (b. 2015), son of rugby union player Dan Carter & Honor Dillon
Langley Fox Hemingway (b. 1989), daughter of Mariel Hemingway; great granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway
Michael J. Fox, Canadian actor
Megan Fox, American actress
Matthew Chandler Fox, American actor
Jorja Fox, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Fox

Reynard the Fox, medieval legend and hero/trickster
Fox William Mulder, character on TV's "The X-Files"
Fox, female character from the TV series "The 100"
Nicholas Foxworth "Fox" Crane, character on American soap "Passions"
Fox O'Dell, character in "Series of 7" by Nora Roberts
Fox McCloud, fox main character in video game series "Star Fox"
Fox, character in anime web series "RWBY"
Lucius Fox, character in the "Batman" series
"The Fox," song by Norwegian band Ylvis
"Mr. Fox," English fairy tale similar to "Bluebeard"
Fox is a term for a sexually attractive woman.
Fox, TV network
Fox News, conservative news channel
Fox Wesley, one of the Selected in Kierra Cass' book "The Heir"

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