Magnus: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Magnus

Magnus

Pronunciation: MAG-nəs (key)

Origin of the name Magnus:

Derived from the Latin magnus (great, large). The name has been borne by seven kings of Norway and three kings of Sweden,

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The Icelandic version is spelt Magnús and pronounced MAHG-noose. In 2007 it was the 7th most common name amongst Icelandic males.

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Nicknames for Magnus: | Edit

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Magister

Meanings and history of the name Magnus: | Edit

very poplular in Norway

Famous real-life people named Magnus: | Edit

Saint Magnus, a pacifistic 11th century Viking earl of Orkney
HH Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway
HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway
son of Will Ferrell
Magnus Magnusson - former presenter of Mastermind and translator of Icelandic sagas

Magnus in song, story & screen: | Edit

Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn, is a character in Cassandra Clare's book series The Mortal Instruments. He is also in the prequel trilogy, The Infernal Devices.

^It would be even more accurate if you'd wrote 'the fabulous,sparkling,gay High Warlock of Brooklyn'. Just an option...

Dr. Helen Magnus, played by Amanda Tapping, was the main chracter of the SyFy TV series Sanctuary.

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