Magnus – University of Copenhagen

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Magnus

How many boys were given this name in 2009?

635

Meaning

Magnus is a Latin byname meaning 'the great'.

Popularity

Magnus has been a popular name since the 1980s and its popularity culminated in 2004, when 924 boys were given this name. Since then the popularity of the name has been in decline.

Well-known bearers of the name

Magnus the Good, who died in 1047, was king of both Denmark and Norway. He was called after the emperor Charlemagne, the Latin form of whose name was Carolus Magnus.