Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. GOO-droon(German)
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Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Guðrún meaning "god's secret lore", derived from the elements guð "god" and rún "secret lore". In Norse legend Gudrun was the wife of Sigurd. After his death she married Atli, but when he murdered her brothers, she killed her sons by him, fed him their hearts, and then slew him.

Related Names

VariantGuðrún(Norse Mythology)
DiminutiveGuro(Norwegian)
Other Languages & CulturesGuðrún(Icelandic) Guðrún(Old Norse)

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Depiction of Gudrun from an 1880 bookDepiction of Gudrun from an 1880 book

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   serious  

Name Days

Norway: November 24
Sweden: November 24

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Entry updated April 25, 2021