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Gunnar Eric Nelson is one of the sons of late rock and roll teen idol, Ricky Nelson, and the grandson of Ozzie and Harriet.
-- BelCanto142  11/21/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Gunnar here:
-- _satu_  1/17/2008
I kind of like this name, but I don't like how the word "gun" is in it.
-- number1212  12/3/2008
A famous bearer of this name is Swedish actor Gunnar Björnstrand (1909-1986), who starred in 23 Ingmar Bergman films. One of my favourite actors.
-- Eirene  2/2/2009
Also don't forget the Gre-No-Li Swedish trio who defended Inter Milan, Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl, along with Nils Liedholm.
-- high_chronicles  12/7/2009
Very dated in Sweden.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2009
I'm German-American thus am quite familiar with Günther and Günter, yet I didn't realize this was a related name until I looked it up just now. I've only met Gunners/Gunnars in the U.S. and just thought it was some sort of tough-guy name given by lower-class white people who dress their children in camouflage when the family doesn't have any actual military connection; it seems to fit with the children I've met who have this name.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2011
Gunnar is my brother's name. Other than a few young boys that couldn't be bothered to listen to how people say it, he's never been called 'Gunter' or 'Gunther'. He is never thought of as a violent person, even though 'gun' is in his name.
-- Cuss10  2/7/2012
I'm Swedish, and here, it's extremely far away from macho, mostly a name of old men.

And it's not at all pronounced like your "gun" (that sound is our "A") or "Günther" (our "Y"), it's a completely different sound.
-- Zanizaila  12/9/2013
Personally, I don't understand the fascination with this name. Makes me think of an outdoorsy person. Someone who likes to hunt, camp, hike, and fish. This name doesn't seem to age well, but I have seen worse names. It's okay, but to each their own of course.
-- blueeyesparkle  1/12/2015
My first name is Gunnar. I enjoy its uniqueness and how people always ask my name twice to make sure they heard it correctly. As far as personality, I would describe myself as quiet, intelligent, and extremely competitive.
-- gepping  4/27/2015
Makes me think of gung-ho type of parents.
-- Anonymous User  1/14/2016

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