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PronouncedPron.GOON-nahr Swedish

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.
VariantsGunder Swedish Gunder Norwegian Gunder Danish Gunnarr Norse Mythology
Other Languages & CulturesGundahar Ancient Germanic Gunnarr Ancient Scandinavian Günter, Gunter, Günther, Gunther German Gundahar, Günther Germanic Mythology
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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute