|Suggested Meaning:||hill of the nests|
|First element||Gaelic cnoc ‘hill’|
|Second element||Gaelic nead, nid ‘nests’|
|Blaeu Coila (1654):||N/A|
|OS Name Books (1855-57):||Knocknide Hill|
|Location:||Ordnance Survey (1898)|
Gaelic cnoc ‘hill’ Gaelic nid ‘nests’
The Ordnance Survey Name Book (1855-57) entry for Knocknide Hill reads -.
An eminence at the north end of Connel Burn Rigg –
The Place-Names section of The Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway  includes the following entry –
a nest (nead) in Knockaneed (Stoneykirk) and Knocknidi* (Cumnock)
* typographical error, should read Knocknide.
Sir Herbert Maxwell in The Place-Names of Galloway includes the following entry for Knockaneed in Stoneykirk  –
KNOCKANEED. ‘Stoneykirk.’ Cnoc an nid [need], hill of the nest. Gen. of nead.
Knocknide in New Cumnock is Gaelic cnoc ‘hill’  and Gaelic nid nests  and perhaps it is no coincidence that it sits adjacent to Blarene Hill Gaelic blair eoin ‘plain of the birds’ .
Footnote: The OS Map 25-inch (1856)
| Sir Andrew Agnew The Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway (1893), p151 | Knocknide|
| Sir Herbert Maxwell ‘The Place-Names of Galloway (1930, 2001 Edition) | Knockaneed|
| Edward Dwelly , Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (1902-11, Birlinn Ed.n2001) | cnoc|
| Edward Dwelly , Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (1902-11, Birlinn Ed. 2001) nead, nid|
| New Cumnock Place-Name | Blarene Hill|
|Reproduced with the Permission of National Library of Scotland|
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|Map 1: Ordnance Survey Maps – Six-inch 1st edition, Scotland, 1843-1882 (1857) | Knocknide Hill|
|Map 2: Ordnance Survey Maps – Six-inch 2nd and later editions, Scotland, 1892-1960 (1894) | Knocknide Hill|
|Map 3: Ordnance Survey Maps – 25 inch 1st edition, Scotland, 1855-1882 (1856) | Knockside Hill|
|Ordnance Survey Name Books|
|By Permission of Scotland’s Places|
|Ayrshire OS Name Books (1855-57) Vol. 49|Knocknide Hill|
|Wigtownshire OS Name Books (1845-49) Vol. 56| Knockaneed|