Name: Magnus

Origin and Meaning of the Name Magnus

  • Meaning:
    Great
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAG nus)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Magnus)
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Miscellaneous Info for Magnus

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  • Used in:
    English and German speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A borrowing from the Latin, Magnus is derived from magnus (great, large). The name was brought to England by the Scandinavians during the Middle Ages.

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