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This was my grandmother's (amma's) name. She was Icelandic, and to my ears this is God's Writing or gud (God) run (runes or runa lettur).
-- svannadis  7/21/2005
Gudrun Brangwen is one of the titular characters in D.H. Lawrence's "Women in Love".
-- watermia  4/22/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Gudrun here:
-- _satu_  11/11/2006
In Norwegian, this name is pronounced somewhat like [GOOD rune].
-- reen8  10/1/2008
Pronounced GOOD-roon in German. [noted -ed]
-- mafiosa  8/6/2009
Heinrich Himmler's daughter is named Gudrun. She has defended Nazi war criminals. Despite the negative association, it's a nice name.
-- bananarama  9/2/2009
Also used in Sweden. [noted -ed]
-- Frozten  3/22/2010
In old Germanic mythology, the name means the rune of battle. The runic symbol for Gudrun is an upright arrow without the feathers. Gudrun also appears in the Wagner Opera Twilight of the Gods.
-- bertaeckert  4/8/2010
Gudrun Osvifsdottir is the heroine of the Laxdaela Saga.
-- GregH  4/6/2014
Wow, a name that's harsher than Gertraud / Gertrude. I wondered if that were possible...
-- erb816  10/1/2014
My great grandfather's surname was Gudrun from Denmark. He married a milk maid and was disowned by the family. He left and went to America and changed his name.
-- Ptpeterson  1/5/2016

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