Magnus: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Magnus
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,
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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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very poplular in Norway
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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
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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.