Origin of the name KNUTE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name KNUTE.
A form of Scandinavian Knut
(q.v.), meaning "hill" or "knot."
Other forms include Canute,
Knute Rockne (d. 1931), was a famous American football player.
Knute Nelson (d. 1923), was a Norwegian-American politician. (Wiki)