Animals, F names, Female, Fox, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Fox

Fox comes from the name of the animal, which has gained a reputation of being and wily, depicted as tricksters in folktales, such as Reynard the fox. Fox is also a surname, originally given as a nickname for someone who was cunning, or who had red hair. The word comes from Proto-Germanic *fuhsaz (fox) derived from a PIE root word *púḱsos (tailed one).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Foxx (English)

 

Female forms:

  • Vixen (English)

 

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