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Magnus is a classic baby name undergoing a major modern revival. A popular name among the royalty of Norway and Sweden, Magnus is now a favorite given name for the children of Hollywood celebrities. Magnus Chase is the protagonist of the Magnus Chase series, and Magnus the Sorcerer is a main character in the Marvel Comics universe. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Magnus:

Latin: Great

Origin of the name Magnus:

Magnus originates from the Late Latin term magnus (meaning “great”).

Symbolism of the name Magnus:

Magnus is the Latin word for “great.” It was the cognomen of Pompey the Great, a leading statesman who helped transform Rome from a republic into an empire. His symbol was the Roman shield.

Baby name Magnus

Style of the name Magnus:

Classic

Gender of the name Magnus:

Magnus is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Magnus:

MAG-nəs

Number of syllables in the name Magnus:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Magnus:

The name Magnus evokes feelings of magnetism and mystery.

Alternative spellings for the name Magnus:

Nicknames for the name Magnus:

  • Mag
  • Magi
  • Måns
  • Magne
  • Manu
  • Mack
  • Manny
  • Gus

Popularity of the name Magnus:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Magnus was the 805th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Magnus:

Great middle names for Magnus and their meanings:

  • Aksel (my father is peace)
  • Brad (broad clearing)
  • Chase (hunter)
  • Ingemar (famous lord)
  • Julian (youthful, downy)
  • Klaus (victory of the people)
  • Liam (resolute protector, strong-willed warrior)
  • Noah (rest, repose, peace)
  • Olaf (descendant of the ancestor)
  • Soren (serious, stern)
  • Tristan (tumult, outcry)
  • Zachary (God has remembered)

Famous people with the name Magnus:

  • Magnus Karl Olof Arvedson (ice hockey player)
  • Magnus Bäckstedt (road cyclist)
  • Magnus Øen Carlsen (chess grandmaster)
  • Magnus Cameron Cormack (politician)
  • Magnus Jackson Diehl (son of actor John Diehl)
  • Magnus Paulin Ferrell (son of actor Will Ferrell)
  • Magnus Mitchell Handelman (son of actress Elizabeth Banks)
  • Magnus Brostrup Landstad (poet)
  • Magnus Gustaf Adolf Lindberg (composer)
  • Magnus Alfred Pyke (nutritional scientist)

Magnus in popular culture:

  • Magnus Chase (protagonist of the Magnus Chase series)
  • Magnus the Sorcerer (character in the Marvel Comics universe)