Gunnar
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Given Name GUNNAR
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GOON-nahr (Swedish)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior" (making it a cognate of GÜNTHER). In Norse legend Gunnar was the husband of Brynhildr. He had his brother-in-law Sigurd murdered based on his wife's false accusations that Sigurd had taken her virginity.
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VARIANT: Gunnarr (Norse Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Gundahar (Ancient Germanic), Gunnarr (Ancient Scandinavian), Günter, Gunter, Gunther, Günther (German), Gundahar, Günther (Germanic Mythology)
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United States  ranked #386 
Iceland  ranked #8 
Norway  -