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Gunnar Meaning


What does Gunnar mean?

The name Gunnar is of German origin.

The meaning of Gunnar is "brave warrior".

It is also of Scandinavian origin, where its meaning is "war warrior".

Gunnar is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Gu-nnar.

The Given Name Gunnar

Gunnar is a form of Gunnarr. See Gunnarr for further details.

Bold and chic, it is a name considered by many parents.

Fearless yet enchanting, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Gunnar remains a favorite due to its simple and popular nature.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Gunnar Myrdal, Gunnar Nordahl, and Gunnar Thoroddsen.

Gunnar Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 386 in baby name popularity for boys with 821 occurrences. It ranked 17,292 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 382 in baby name popularity for boys with 813 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Gunnar Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Gunnar has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Gunnar to other names.

Gunnar Related Names

Gunnar is a form of Gunnarr.

Gunnar has the diminutive (nickname) Gunne.

Famous Gunnars

  • Gunnar Myrdal ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 1974
  • Gunnar Nordahl ~ Soccer Player
  • Gunnar Thoroddsen ~ Icelandic Prime Minister (1980-1983)

Gunnar Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Gunnar.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Gunnar Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Gunnar in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Gunnar.

Just for fun, see the name Gunnar in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Gunnar in Nautical Flags page.