Lennox Name Meaning & Origin
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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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.
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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
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