Fox Name Meaning & Origin

Fox

Pronunciation: FAHKS (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Fox: | Edit

I love it, but I'm biased...I have an eight year old with the name. My biggest fear was that he'd be teased, but he's made it to second grade without ever a negative word from another kid about it. A few adults have looked at me strangely, but that's never bothered me. I hope it stays truly unique and nowhere near the top 1k, but there are already two other Fox's I know about in my hometown of Buffalo, NY.

Unfortunate nickname of Foxy...

I love the name too! I have a 4month old called Fox and we live in Newcastle, Australia. People either love it or hate it. But mostly people tell us it's the coolest name ever and sounds very rockstar, teamed with his middle name 'Austin'.
We don't know any other Fox's nor does anyone we know! We have a difficult, hard to spell surname so we wanted a short, strong name that people will remember easily. The only nickname he gets is Foxy, but I'm very quick to correct people that there's no 'y' on the end (I hate Foxy).

Personal experiences with the name Fox: | Edit

My son is named Fox and I love it! Every one thinks it's the coolest name. Well, not everyone. But I find that it helps me quickly sort boring people from people that I'd like to know better. I love that he's the only Fox I know.

Nicknames for Fox: | Edit

Foxy, red fox, silver fox, starfox, foxtail, Foxglove, Foxer Boxer

Meanings and history of the name Fox: | Edit

The boy's name Fox \fox\ is of Old English origin, and its meaning is "fox." ...Probably refers to a fox-catcher or to a fox's den.

Foxes are smart, creative, and cunning creatures- as well as adorable.

Famous real-life people named Fox: | Edit

Redd Foxx, actor
Jamie Foxx, actor
Michael J. Fox, actor
Vivica A. Fox, actress
Megan Fox, actress

Fox in song, story & screen: | Edit

Fox Mulder, a fictional character in the television series "The X-Files"
Fox, Angelina Jolie's character in the movie "Wanted"
Fox Crane/Nicholas Foxworth "Fox" Crane, a fictional character on the soap opera "Passions"
"Fantastic Mr. Fox," 2009 animated film and 1970 Roald Dahl novel
Tom Hanks plays Joe Fox of Fox Books in "You've got Mail"

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