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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.


Magnus has 3 variants: Magnes, Magnusson and Manus.

Affiliated boy name: Maxwell.

Kreatif forms: Macgnus, Maygnus, Mignus. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Magnus, Maxwell in U.S.

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

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