Given Name GUNNAR

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GOON-nahr (Swedish)  [details]

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.
VARIANTS: Gunder (Swedish), Gunder (Norwegian), Gunder (Danish), Gunnarr (Norse Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Gundahar (Ancient Germanic), Gunnarr (Ancient Scandinavian), Günter, Gunter, Günther, Gunther (German), Gundahar, Günther (Germanic Mythology)


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Entry updated May 31, 2018