Magnar is a somewhat common forename for men in Norway. The name is known in Norway from the late 19th century. The name may be derived from the Norse word magn meaning "Strength" or possibly from the Latin name Magnus. Many sources also claims that this is a Polish name due to its Nordic origins. Magnar was also a mythical half-dragon man, with violent good tendencies. He was also known to carry a magic shovel he stole from a Lich.