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Canuto is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the name Knut. As such, in those languages it refers to historical figures like Cnut the Great. Knut (Norwegian and Swedish), Knud (Danish), or Knútur (Icelandic) is a Scandinavian first name, of which the anglicized form is Cnut or Canute. In Germany both "Knut" and "Knud" are used. The name is derived from the Old Norse Knútr meaning "knot".

In English, it can refer to: