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    (Wikipedia) - Magnus This article is about the given name and surname. For other uses, see Magnus (disambiguation).
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    Magnus, meaning "great" in Latin, was sometimes used as a first name among Romans but was not particularly common among them. The best-known Roman bearing the name was the third-century usurper. The name gained wider popularity in the Middle Ages, various European peoples, and their royal houses, being introduced to it upon being converted to the Latin-speaking Catholic Christianity. This was especially the case with Scandinavian royalty and nobility.

    As a Scandinavian forename, it was extracted from the Frankish ruler Charlemagne''s Latin name "Carolus Magnus" and re-analyzed as Old Norse magn-hús = "power house".

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