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.Kreatif forms: Macgnus, Maygnus, Mignus. [more]
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 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #902 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is at #977 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
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 relations of Magnus were favored by parents in 2013 (median #532) and are almost as common today (#542, ▼2%). Maxwell is the most trendy birth name here, and there is also a resurgence in baby name popularity for this name.
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