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.
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