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What does Magnus mean?

Magnus Pronunciation of Magnus 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH great, royal (king), saint, scandinavia, scotland


VARIANTS Magnes, Magnusson, Manus

SEE ALSO Maxwell



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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 #796 in the U.S. in the year 2016. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magnus name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent alternative form of Magnus (#796 IN 2016) is Maxwell (#111). These relations of Magnus were favored by parents today (MEDIAN #453). Magnus and Maxwell are two of the more trendy birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Magnus, Maxwell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aegeus, Aigeus, Angus, Argus, Cadmus, Caius, Cronus, Dacius, Darius, Fabius, Faunus, Fawnus, Gaius, Hampus, Jairus, Janus, Jarius, Kadmus, Linus, Lugus, Mads, Magee, Magus, Mahmud, Maks, Malmun, Mamoun, Mamun, Man, Manly, Mann, Mannie, Mannix, Manny, Mano, Manoa, Mansur, Manual, Manuel, Manzo, Marcas, Marcos, Marcus, Marianus, Marinos, Marinus, Marius, Markos, Markus, Marque, Marques, Marquis, Marquus, Mars, Martinus, Masos, Mateus, Mateusz, Matias, Mats, Mattaus, Matyas, Maurus, Maximus, Mayes, Mayne, Maynor, Mays, Minos, Paulus, Rasmus, Rastus, Rinus, Taurus and Thonus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Magnus.

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