name meaning: Canute \c(a)-nu-te\ as a boy's name is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Canute is "knot". Brought to Britain by King Canute (11th century) of Denmark, who became King of England in 1016. Football coach Knute Rockne.
Canute has 3 variant forms: Cnut, Knut and Knute.
Baby names that sound like Canute are Canady, Gannet, Gannett, Canaday, Kent, Kentt and Kennt.
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