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This name is rather popular in Sweden. It is pronounced as "MUNG-nus" here.
-- Ylva  9/9/2005
Saint Magnus the Martyr is a Catholic saint.
-- Anonymous User  11/27/2005
The son of crown prince Haakon and Mette-Marit is a bearer of this name: Sverre Magnus.
-- Anonymous User  12/5/2005
A vampire from Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles is named Magnus. He made the vampire Lestat.
-- siriusly  1/29/2006
Will Farell's son's name is Magnus.
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
If you were to pronounce this the Latin way, it would be MAN-yoos.
-- CamilleTheGreat  6/20/2006
Reminds me of the word magnet.
-- Anonymous User  8/23/2006
The wife of an Norwegian king gave birth to a son during the night. His servants were not sure the baby would live to see the next day so they decided to give him the name of a famous French king, Carlo Magnus. They did not know that Carlo was his name and Magnus meant "the great". So that is how Magnus became a name in Scandinavia.
-- Anonymous User  11/14/2006
Name of two World's Strongest Man champions: Magnus ver Magnusson (4-time winner from Iceland) and Magnus Samuelsson (Sweden).
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2007
Pronounced MANG-nus in Norwegian.
-- Anonymous User  11/14/2007
This name is well known by children in England because of the Roald Dahl tale of "Matilda". In it, Magnus is the father of the protagonist's teacher, Miss Honey. Matilda impersonates him with the help of her telokinesis powers in an effort to scare the wicked headmistress away from the school.
-- lunalovegood  12/3/2007
The Danish pronunciation of Magnus is MAU-nus with a silent 'g'.
-- Charlie1977  3/7/2008
Magnus Magnusson - journalist, author, and TV presenter; best remembered as the host of "Mastermind" (and associated forever with the catchphrase, "I've started, so I'll finish").
-- Tytan  3/10/2008
The name of the wizard/witch hospital in Harry Potter.
-- sweetkit  3/13/2008
Actually, that was St. Mungo's.
-- FMRadio  3/26/2008
Spelt Magnús in Iceland, pronounced: Mag-nohs.
-- SMHRS  4/29/2008
It's the name of the High Wizard of Brooklyn in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. He's gay.
-- Mia_Rights  10/10/2008
The X-Men villain Magneto's full name is Erik Magnus Lensherr.
-- Feorsteorra  3/25/2009
Magnús Schevin is an Icelandic writer, producer, entrepreneur, and a famous athlete. He is also the creator and co-star of the children's television show LazyTown. (Copy/pasted from Wiki).
-- she_assassin  4/16/2010
I find Magnus to be a very regal and strong masculine name, maybe even a little sexy. XD Sorry if that's a bit bold to say. But even on a small boy, the nickname Maggie would be adorable. Great name.
-- Hannah_E  6/21/2010
As a surname its used in the TV show "Sanctuary" the protagonist is named Helen Magnus.
-- Koezh  1/17/2011
It's quite an old fashioned name now in Sweden, you won't find many people under 25 with this name, but I like it, it's classic and uncommon (sort of).
-- nevercontent  10/25/2011
There is a Magnus Bane in the Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare.
-- Dessa  11/18/2011
Magnus (born March 2004) is the son of American actor/comedian Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca. Magnus has two brothers named Mattias and Axel.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2012
Magnus was the second son of King Christian III of Denmark and his wife Dorothea.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Magnus (1555-1558) was the son of Augustus, Elector of Saxony and his wife Anna of Denmark.
-- CarolinW  6/21/2012
American actress Elizabeth Banks and her husband Max Handelman have a son named Magnus Mitchell (born in November 2012 in Los Angeles, California). Magnus' brother is Felix.
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2012
Magnus is also used in Germany.
-- telfalathiel  12/16/2012
The name Magnus was given to 158 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Jennifer Nettles of the country duo Suglarland named her son Magnus Hamilton in December 2012.
-- Missy  1/30/2014
Magnus is the name of a cousin of mine, who now lives in Canada. I think the name is bold & masculine.
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2015
Detective Magnus Martinsson is a character from the British crime drama 'Wallander'. He's Played by Tom Hiddleston.
-- Lady_Skywalker  1/7/2016
What a ridiculous name to give a child! It sounds like a name that belongs in a little boy's TV show or comic book series. Plus, if that isn't bad enough, a bully could always end up calling him "Maggie" (not a terrible nam, just awful and degrading on a boy) or "fag nuts"

Mag: Fag
Nus: just missing the 'T'

Still wish to name your son this?
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2016
Magnus Chase is the main character in Rick Riordan's Norse gods series.
-- ilovefoodandbooks  8/5/2016
Magnús Þór Jónsson, also known by his mononym Megas, is a rock and roll singer, songwriter, and writer who is well known in his native country of Iceland.
-- cutenose  12/13/2016
Magnus Erlingmark is a Swedish former footballer. He has made 37 appearances and scored one goal the national team, including the 1994 FIFA World Cup and Euro 1992. He has won four Swedish Championships.
-- cutenose  1/11/2017
The name Magnus was given to 293 boys born in the US in 2016.
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2017
Actually, Magnus Bane, High Warlock of Brooklyn in Cassandra Clare's 'The Mortal Instruments' series, is not gay; he's bi. He's had a longstanding on-again, off-again relationship with the vampire Camille Belcourt, whom he loved deeply, in addition to many, many relationships, flings, and flirtations with people both male and female.
-- Feorsteorra  7/28/2017
Magnus Hirschfield was a German Jewish physician, sexologist, and activist who is credited as one of the first advocates for gay and transgender rights. He fought even in the face of the Nazi regime who burned his writings. He is today considered a hero.
-- Anonymous User  8/17/2017

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