Magne (surname)

Magne or Magné is a French language surname. Its origin is ambiguous, either derived from the Scandinavian language given name Magnus (meaning "great"), or a locational surname from "Magné" in Deux-Sèvres and Vienne.

Magne is found in the compound name of the Frankish ruler Charlemagne, "Carolus Magnus" in Latin, "Charles the Great" in English.

People with the surname include:
  • Antonin Magne (1904–1983), French cyclist
  • Frédéric Magné (born 1969), French track cyclist
  • Olivier Magne (born 1973), French rugby union footballer
  • Xavier Magne, French Navy officer