Magnus

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See also: magnus and Magnús

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Proper noun[edit]

Magnus

  1. A male given name of mostly Scottish usage.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Magnus

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Magnus.

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References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 16 274 males with the given name Magnus have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 2000s decade. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Magnus

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Magnus.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magnus (great).

Proper noun[edit]

Magnus

  1. A male given name, common especially in southern Germany. Here sometimes shortened to Mang.

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magnus (great). Royal name in Norway since the 11th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Magnus

  1. A male given name.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 14 342 males with the given name Magnus living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magnus (great). First recorded as a given name in Sweden in the 12th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Magnus

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 73 680 males with the given name Magnus living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.