Meaning and Origin of: Magnus

Magnus is of Latin origin and means "The great one."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : The great one

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Scottish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, and Dutch : from the Scandinavian personal name Magnus. This was borne by Magnus the Good (died 1047), king of Norway, who was named for the Emperor Charlemagne, Latin Carolus MagnusCharles the Great’. The name spread from Norway to the eastern Scandinavian royal houses, and became popular all over Scandinavia and thence in the English Danelaw.

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