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Meaning and name origin

Magnus \mag-nus\ as a boy's 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.

Magnus has 3 variant forms: Magnes, Magnusson and Manus.

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


Popularity

Magnus is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13720 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Magnus for boys (2014 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Magnus and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Magnus and Maxwell. (2014 statistics).


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 suggested similar baby name is Magus. Like Magnus, this name is not commonly used.

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