Listen to the German pronunciation of Knut. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:
Typically born between 1940 and 1970
1) Old Norse knútr = 'knot'
2) Old High German chnûz, Middle High German knûz = 'daring, impudent, bold'
3) Old Norse (Danish) name meaning 'log (of wood)'