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.
Affiliated boy name: Maxwell.Creative forms:
(male) Marnus, Maynus, ..
(female) Magdes, Magna, .. Middle name pairings:
Magnus Eleazar (M.E.), ..
How popular is Magnus?
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)
Magnus entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #860 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Magnus (#860 in 2015) is Maxwell (#113 in 2015). These relations of Magnus were favored by parents in 2014 (median #542) and have remained as common to this day (#486, ▼3.4%). Magnus and Maxwell are two of the more trendy birth names here.
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