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) Magnusia, Magnussha, .. Middle name pairings:
Magnus Erik (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)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Magnus for boys. 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. Below is a graphed analysis of the ranking of Magnus and related 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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