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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:

Magnus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning “great.”

Magnus originates from the Late Latin term magnus (meaning “great”). Magnus dates back to the Frankish ruler Charlemagne (who ruled from 768 to 814 CE) whose Latin name was Carolus Magnus (or Charles the Great). This name may also come from the Old Norse word magn-hús (meaning “power house”).

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.

Nicknames for the name Magnus:

With a strong name like Magnus, you'll want a strong nickname. You have several nickname options to choose from for your baby boy. We have compiled the list below of options to help you choose the perfect nickname for your baby.

  • Mag
  • Magi
  • Måns
  • Magne
  • Manu
  • Mack
  • Manny
  • Gus
Baby name Magnus

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Gender of the name Magnus:

Magnus is a boy's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Magnus:

The name Magnus evokes feelings of magnetism and mystery.

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Popularity of the name Magnus:

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

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