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Knut

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Gender: Male Pronunciation: noot Meaning of Knut: "knot" Origin of Knut: Old Norse

The name Knut is a boy's name of Norse origin meaning "knot". Knut and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Knut

Knut Hamsun (born Knud Pedersen), Norwegian novelist
(Johan Gustaf) Knut Wicksell, Swedish economist

Pop Culture References for the name Knut

Knut, polar bear born at the Berlin Zoo
Knuts, in the Harry Potter series, are a monetary unit of measurement for the wizarding community worldwide
*The K is not silent.

Cnut, Canute, Knute

Knut's International Variations

Knud (Danish)

Comments

stepx Says:

2019-02-20T20:35:48

In scandinavia the K is NOT silent. Absolutely not.

ashford Says:

2017-03-22T02:42:07

Please correct this. The K is absolutely NOT silent in this name. Hello! Canute is an alternate spelling...

FUNCTIONBASIC Says:

2017-03-03T02:06:36

name him for where he came from...from nut to knut

gemsqueaks Says:

2016-11-16T20:11:48

You need to change your description and pronunciation of this name, Nameberry! The K is not silent.

eveyalecia Says:

2016-05-30T01:54:44

The K is definitely pronounced. Just like the k used to be pronounced in words like "know" and "knight" and "knee" in Old English, which this name dates back to.

leafylover2001 Says:

2016-04-12T06:18:00

i wish I had seen this before my son Leafy was born! Knut Leafy Johnson. The perfect name.

anothersunnyday Says:

2016-03-10T20:24:30

I have never heard of someone pronouncing this with a silent K. KUH-noot

katinka Says:

2016-02-28T06:48:23

Bold, fun choice. I'd use it in the middle.

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-17T11:13:21

Unappealing

Daphodil Says:

2015-06-09T08:48:11

Yep, it's definitely not silent. The K at the beginning sounds a lot like the hard C in words like: cave, cold, crouch, etc.

esita Says:

2015-06-09T03:21:39

Uh... no the K is definitely not silent. K is always pronounced in German/Scandinavian names. It is k-NOOT.
Hence, when Anglicised the name is sometimes spelled Canute.

ktsue Says:

2014-09-05T15:10:11

Sigh... I'm sorry, but no. I'm all for unusual baby names, but when this one gets mispronounced, he will be called "nut". Not a fan.