Given Name MAGNUS

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: MAHNG-nus (Swedish), MAHNG-noos (Norwegian), MAG-nəs (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Late Latin name meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint who was a missionary in Germany. It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king Magnus I, who was said to have been named after Charlemagne, or Carolus Magnus in Latin (however there was also a Norse name Magni). The name was borne by six subsequent kings of Norway as well as three kings of Sweden. It was imported to Scotland and Ireland during the Middle Ages.

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VARIANTS: Måns (Swedish), Magne (Norwegian), Mogens (Danish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mauno, Manu, Maunu (Finnish), Magnús (Icelandic), Mághnus, Manus (Irish), Mack (Medieval English)
SAME SPELLING: Magnús
USER SUBMISSION: Magnús
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