Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. GUYN-nar(Swedish, Icelandic) GOON-nahr(Norwegian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Gunnarr, which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and herr "army, warrior" (making it a cognate of Gunther). 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 & CulturesGunner(English) Günter, Günther, Gunter, Gunther(German) Gundahar(Germanic) Gundahar, Gunther(Germanic Mythology) Gunārs(Latvian) Gunþīharjaz(Old Germanic) Gunnarr(Old Norse)
Surname DescendantsGunnarsen(Danish) Gunnarsson(Icelandic) Gunnarsen(Norwegian) Gunnarsson(Swedish)
User SubmissionGunnár


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Name Days

Estonia: January 8
Norway: January 9
Sweden: January 9


Entry updated December 7, 2022