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Gunner is a strong name with a deep Norse history. In Norse legend, the first Gunner, spelled Gunnar, in history was the man who killed Sigurd after his wife, Brynhildr accused him of assaulting her. Though the name has been around for centuries, it just joined the top 1,000 list in 1994.

Meaning of the name Gunner:

Scandinavian: warrior, bold warrior

Origin of the name Gunner:

The baby name Gunner comes from the Old Norse name Gunnarr. In ancient Scandinavian culture, this name was first translated to Gunther. The first Gunner in recorded history, though it was spelled Gunnar, was Brynhildr's spouse. Some do say that the spelling Gunner comes from an ancient English surname, however.

baby name Gunner

Symbolism of the name Gunner:

Gunner comes from the root Norse words “gunnr” and “arr.” “Gunnr” means “war,” and the word “arr” means “warrior.” Together, the baby name Gunner was formed.

Style of the name Gunner:

Traditional

Gender of the name Gunner:

The baby name Gunner is a strong name for boys

Pronunciation of the name Gunner:

GUHN-er

Number of syllables in the name Gunner:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Gunner:

Gunner is a name that feels strong and manly. It has a deep European and Scandinavian tone to it which gives it that strength.

Alternative spellingsfor the name Gunner:

Nicknames for the name Gunner:

  • Gee
  • Gunn
  • Gunners
  • Gunnie
  • Gunny

Popularity of the name Gunner:

The baby name Gunner was put on the Social Security Popularity Index in the top 1,000 list in 1994 at number 876 for boys. From 2012 to 2019, the name was on the top 300, reaching number 235 in 2014. As of 2020, the name ranks at 308 for boys.

Related names for the name Gunner:

Great middle names for Gunner and their meanings:

  • Michael (who is like God?)
  • William (helmet, protection)
  • Bear (strong and brave bear)
  • Heath (“someone who lived by a moor”)
  • Wesley (western meadow)
  • Hart (strong, brave)
  • Nicholas (people of victory)

Famous people with the name Gunner:

  • Gunner Gomez (member of Hi5 studio)
  • Gunner Scott (ring name of wrestler Brent Albright)
  • Gunner (ring name of wrestler Chad Lail)

Gunners in popular culture:

  • Gunner Jensen (character from “The Expendables”)
  • Gunner (character in “Zap!” webcomic)
  • Gunner (nickname for those who follow Guns N' Roses)