Magnus

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Magnus

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  • A user from South Carolina, United States says the name Magnus is of Unknown origin and means ""Large","Great","Boniface". Taken from King Magnus I of Sweden, and not having anything to do with Charlemagne as King Magnus I of Sweden was alive 200 years prior to Charlemagne's existence.".
Other origins: Norwegian, Danish, and Scottish

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Wiktionary

From Latin magnus (“great”), taken from the title of Carolus Magnus "Charlemagne" by an eleventh century king of Norway, and brought to Scotland in medieval times.

  1. A male given name of mostly Scottish usage.
  2. A surname​.

Magnus was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Magnus

Magnus Carlsen is a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster(2004) and Grandmaster (chess). Magnus was given the name Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen on November 30th, 1990 in Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway.

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Cashmere Cat is an electronic music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Cashmere was given the name Magnus August Høiberg on November 29th, 1987 in Halden, Norway. Cashmere is also known as DJ Final, Fellepus, and Magnus August Høiberg (birth name).

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Magnús Scheving is a gymnast. Magnús was born on November 10th, 1964 in Borgarnes, Iceland.

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Magnus was born on November 6th, 1986 in Docking, Norfolk. Magnus is also known as Magnus and Brutus; Magnus; Oblivion.

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Magnús Ver Magnússon is a strongman (strength athlete), powerlifting, strongman, and powerlifter. He holds the title 4 and 4 timesWorld's Strongest Man. Magnús was born on April 22nd, 1963 in Egilsstaðir.

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Magnus was born on May 14th, 1868 in Kołobrzeg. He breathed his last breath on May 14th, 1935.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Magnus

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus is a Consul of the Roman Republic, Governor of the Hispania Ulterior, Consulof theRoman Republic, and Governorof theHispania Ulterior. Gnaeus was born in Picenum , Roman Republic.

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Magnus was born on November 6th, 1986 in Docking, Norfolk. Magnus is also known as Magnus and Brutus; Magnus; Oblivion.

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O.P. St. Albertus Magnus was a saint. He holds the title Religious, Bishop, and andDoctor of the Church. O.P. was born in 1200 in Lauingen, Bavaria. He passed away on November 15th, 1280.

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Will Magnus is a comics character.

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Olaus Magnus was a christian bishop. He died on August 1st, 1557.

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Pauline Black is a ska musician. She was most prominent from 1979 to present. Pauline was given the name Belinda Magnus on October 23rd, 1953 in Romford.

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How popular is the baby name Magnus in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1890 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1893 5 0 5
1894 6 0 6
1901 5 0 5
1902 6 0 6
1905 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1909 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1913 15 0 15
1914 19 0 19
1915 17 0 17
1916 16 0 16
1917 21 0 21
1918 17 0 17
1919 11 0 11
1920 21 0 21
1921 14 0 14
1922 15 0 15
1923 20 0 20
1924 15 0 15
1925 12 0 12
1926 12 0 12
1927 13 0 13
1928 10 0 10
1930 10 0 10
1931 7 0 7
1932 12 0 12
1933 7 0 7
1934 6 0 6
1936 8 0 8
1938 8 0 8
1939 8 0 8
1941 5 0 5
1942 7 0 7
1943 6 0 6
1945 5 0 5
1950 8 0 8
1952 8 0 8
1953 6 0 6
1954 7 0 7
1956 5 0 5
1958 5 0 5
1960 7 0 7
1962 5 0 5
1964 5 0 5
1970 5 0 5
1971 5 0 5
1978 11 0 11
1979 8 0 8
1981 9 0 9
1982 9 0 9
1983 6 0 6
1984 10 0 10
1985 7 0 7
1986 8 0 8
1987 6 0 6
1988 9 0 9
1989 8 0 8
1990 13 0 13
1991 7 0 7
1992 9 0 9
1993 8 0 8
1994 13 0 13
1995 14 0 14
1996 24 0 24
1997 28 0 28
1998 47 0 47
1999 48 0 48
2000 47 0 47
2001 79 0 79
2002 76 0 76
2003 87 0 87
2004 70 0 70
2005 113 0 113
2006 126 0 126
2007 143 0 143
2008 161 0 161
2009 125 0 125
2010 161 0 161
2011 153 0 153
2012 161 0 161
2013 209 0 209
2014 215 0 215
2015 263 0 263
2016 296 0 296
2017 331 0 331

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Popularity of Magnus as a first name

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Popularity of Magnus as a last name

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Common last names for Magnus

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  • Hansen
  • Jensen
  • Nelson
  • Hanson
  • Larsen
  • Christensen
  • Olsen
  • Anderson
  • Erickson
  • Larson
  • Carlson

Common first names for Magnus

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Magnus U.S.
  White 87.73% 64.26%
  African American 6.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Magnus

People with the last name Magnus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Magnus

  • How Popular is the name Magnus? Magnus is the 4,678th most popular name of all time. As a last name Magnus was the 13,316th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Magnus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,577 babies born with the first name Magnus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Magnus to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Magnus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Magnus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Magnus is Sunday, January 16th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Magnus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Magnus was in 2017 with a total of 331 babies.
  • Random Magnus Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Magnus is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Magnus: Your name in reverse order is Sungam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smgaun. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Magnus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,291 people with the last name Magnus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Magnus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Magnus as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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