First name origin & meaning:

Old English: From the hills

First name variations: Knoll

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘round-topped hill’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in particular one in Renfrewshire.
  2. The surname is also borne by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Dierks Bentley

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