Gender: Male Meaning of Knute: "knot" Origin of Knute: Norse

Knute Origin and Meaning

The name Knute is a boy's name of Norse origin meaning "knot".

A strong, powerful choice, ancestor of the modern Superboy Names. KNUT is the name of the patron saint of Denmark; Knute Rockne was a legendary Notre Dame football coach. Knute is the middle name of Jessica Simpson's son Ave, in honor of his paternal great-grandfather.

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ARead Says:


How do you say this name? Is the "k" silent?

Guest Says:


It's probably the sound I don't like. It sounds jokey or like a frog or something.

KatieSpills Says:


Why? It has a nice sound, historical usage, and real meaning for notre dame football fans. I'm confused by your strongly negative opinion without any reasons provided.

Guest Says:


This. Name. Is. Stupid.