Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GUYN-nar(Swedish, Icelandic)
GOON-nahr(Norwegian)
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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.

Related Names

VariantsGunder(Swedish) Gunder(Norwegian) Gunnarr(Norse Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesGundahar(Ancient Germanic) Gunnarr(Ancient Scandinavian) Gunner(English) Günter, Günther, Gunter, Gunther(German) Gundahar, Günther(Germanic Mythology) Gunārs(Latvian)
Surname DescendantsGunnarsen(Danish) Gunnarsson(Icelandic) Gunnarsen(Norwegian) Gunnarsson(Swedish)
User SubmissionGunnár

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Name Days

Estonia: January 8
Sweden: January 9

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Entry updated June 13, 2019