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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Magnus m. Latin magnus 'large, great, powerful'.

The name of a 2nd C saint, a 3rd C saint, a 6th C saint, a 7th C French saint, a 7th or 8th C German saint, an three 11th C kings of Norway, an 11th C king of Denmark, two 12th C kings of Norway, two 12th C kings of Sweden, a 13th C king of Norway, a 13th C king of Sweden, a 14th C king of Norway and Sweden, and a 16th C king of Livonia.

Middle Low German
1419 Maugnus BbRT p. 348; 1592 Magnus Tiik1977 p. 287
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Mongs (gen) Audén1980 p. 168
1259 Magnus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI
Middle Icelandic
1500 magnus (nom) DipIs-7 489
1285 Mainecti (gen) Perugia1285 p. 154
1350 Magni (gen) SDHK no. 6055, Magno (dat) ibid. no. 6060, Magnus (nom) ibid. no. 6005; 1351 Magnus (nom) ibid. no. 6012
Old Swedish
1383 Magnos SRA-vol2 no. 1936, Magnossa (gen) ibid. no. 1936, Magnus ibid. no. 1902, Magnussa (gen) ibid. no. 1910
Early Modern Swedish
1543 Mågs (gen) Audén1980 p. 164, Mågz (nom) ibid. p. 164
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Magnus". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 1.