Gender / Sex: boy
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)