Lennox Name Meaning & Origin

Lennox

Pronunciation: LEHN-iks (key)

Origin of the name Lennox:

Transferred use of the English surname derived from a place-name in Dumbarton. The name is believed to be derived from the Gaelic leamhanach (elm-trees). Short: Len. Pet: Lenny.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Lennox: | Edit

The boy's name Lennox is of Scottish and Gaelic origin. Lennox is an uncommon first name. An aristocratic and powerful surname name made truly special by that final x.

Personal experiences with the name Lennox: | Edit

My son is 10 weeks old and how I stumbled upon"Lennox" was that my husband and I have two other boys with the letter "x" in their names and are trying to keep that going. I really liked the name as I was pondering and we have had a ton of compliments on the name. It is rare but not bizarre.

Nicknames for Lennox: | Edit

Len
Lenny
Lex
Knox / Nox

Meanings and history of the name Lennox: | Edit

The meaning of Lennox is "with many elm trees" (elm grove).

Name of an influential aristocratic landowning family in Scotland in the 16th century.

Famous real-life people named Lennox: | Edit

Lennox Miller (1946-2004), Silver (1968) and Bronze (1972) Olympic medalist from Jamaica.
Lennox Robinson (1886-1958), Irish dramatist, poet, and theater producer
Lennox Lewis, World heavyweight boxing champion (3 times). 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist from Canada.

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Name of character in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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