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What does Magnus mean?

Magnus \mag-nus\ as a boys' name is pronounced MAG-ness. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Magnus is "great". A royal name in Norway and Denmark; also a saint's name. The name was introduced from Scandinavia to Scotland.


Variations

Magnus has 3 variants: Magnes, Magnusson and Manus.

For more information, see also the related boy name Maxwell.


Popularity

Magnus is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#12938 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Magnus for boys. Magnus entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #902 in the U.S. then, and is at #977 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Magnus name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Magnus outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Magnus and related names. The only other prominent alternative form of Magnus (#977 in 2014) is Maxwell (#107 in 2014). These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.4675%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.458%, down 2%). Maxwell (#107) is the most trendy birth name here, and there is also a resurgence in baby name popularity for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Magnus, Maxwell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Magnus, Maxwell outside U.S.


Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Magus. Like Magnus, this name is not frequently used.

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