unknown (adj.) Look up unknown at Dictionary.com
c.1300, "strange, unfamiliar" (of persons, places), from un- (1) "not" + past participle of know. Compare Old English ungecnawen. In reference to facts, "not discovered or found out," it attested from early 14c. The noun meaning "unknown person" is recorded from 1590s; the unknown "that which is unknown" is from 1650s.