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

The name Knute is a boy's name of Norse origin meaning "knot". Knute and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "The Makeover Baby Name Game".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Knute

Knute Rockne, American football player and coach
Knute Nelson, U.S. Congressman, senator and governor of Minnesota
Knute Hill, U.S. Congressman from Washington
Ace Knute Johnson (b. 2013), son of Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

Pop Culture References for the name Knute

Knute, character in newspaper comic strip "Luann"


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.