Knoblauch (plural Knoblauchs)
- A surname, from German.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Knoblauch is the 17014th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1670 individuals. Knoblauch is most common among White (95.21%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Knoblauch”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 2, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 324.
From Middle High German knobelouch, with dissimilation from klobelouch from Old High German chlobalouh (literally “clove-leek”), from Proto-West Germanic *klobulauk; from now dialectal klieben (“to cleave”) and Lauch (“leek”). The dissimilated kl- was adapted to the large group of terms for thick objects beginning with kn- (cf. Knopf, Knoten, Knolle, etc.). The same in Dutch knoflook.
- IPA(key): /ˈknoːpˌlaʊ̯x/ (prescriptive standard)
- IPA(key): /ˈknoːˌblaʊ̯x/ (at least equally common)
- IPA(key): /ˈknɔpˌlaʊ̯x/ (regional; including western Germany, but dated)
- Hyphenation: Knob‧lauch