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Boy Name: Magnus

Name: Magnus
Pronunciation: \mag-nus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: great
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Maxwell
Sounds Like: Manzo, Minos
Variant forms: Magnes, Magnusson, Manus
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 13720


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 name Maxwell.

Baby names that sound like Magnus are Manzo and Minos.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Magnus.


Magnus is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#13720 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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