US Popularity:1576
Other Origin(s):Roman
Magnus is a boy’s name with Latin origins. In Latin, this name is a direct translation meaning “greatest”. Magnus is a popular name throughout Scandinavia and was first introduced to the region by the Norwegian king, Magnus I. The king was named after Carolus Magnus, better known as Charles the Great from the Holy Roman Empire. Since then, the name Magnus has continued to be used throughout Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Famous actor and comedian, Will Ferrell, with the help of his Swedish wife, picked Magnus for one of his son’s names.

Magnus Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Magnus is currently #1038 on The Bump
Boy:Magnus is currently #279 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Magnus is currently #1576 in U.S. births
Boy:Magnus is currently #551 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 46
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner. pg. 137

  • Behind the Name, Magnus, June 2019

  • WordSense, Magnus

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