Magnus

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Latin byname: magnus = 'great' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Latinised version of Magni and other Old Norse names beginning with Magn-

Related Names

Magnus
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Danish Faroese Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish
Magnús
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Icelandic Old Norse
Magnuz
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Danish Swedish

For variant forms see Maghons, Magne, Mange, Mankan, Manni, Mânuse, Mauno, Mávdnos, Mogens

For female forms see Magna, Magnúsína

Patronyms (male)

Magnuksenpoika Finland
Magnusarson Faroe Islands
Magnusen Norway
Magnuson Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Magnussen Denmark Norway
Magnusson Faroe Islands Norway Old Swedish Sweden
Magnussøn Norway Old Swedish
Magnusøn Norway

Patronyms (female)

Magnuksentytär Finland
Magnusardóttir Faroe Islands
Magnusdatter Denmark Norway
Magnusdotter Norway Sweden
Magnusdóttir Faroe Islands

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Magnus
Genitive: Magnus'
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Magnus
Accusative: Magnus
Dative: Magnusi
Genitive: Magnusar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Magnus
Genitive: Magnuksen
Partitive: Magnusta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Magnus
Genitive: Magnus'
Old Swedish - Old Swedish
Nominative: Magnus
Genitive: Magni (Lat.)
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Magnus
Genitive: Magnus' / Magnus

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

28 January

Denmark Denmark

6 September

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

16 April

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

6 September

Norway Norway

16 April

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

19 August

Sweden Sweden

19 August

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Magnus Eriksson (1316 – 1374), king of Sweden and Finland (1319–1364 as Magnus IV), and King of Norway including Iceland and Greenland (1318–1355 as Magnus VII), ruler of Scania (1332–1360). He has also been called Magnus Smek (= Magnus the Caresser).
  • Johan Herbert Magnus Härenstam (19 June 1941 - 13 June 2015), Swedish television host, actor and comedian
  • Prins Sverre Magnus, Norwegian Prince * 3 December 2005

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
0 3 41640 74061
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 16309 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
0 n.a. 16099 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 3830
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Magnus(m) Sources: [9][11][10][12]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Magnus(m) Sources: [13]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Magnus(m)

Sources: [9] [11] [10] [12]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. details see Name Statistic tables