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Also Estonian: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar
Frollein Gladys  7/22/2020
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Makes me think of the word "gunner".
someone-  3/8/2020
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I love this name. It was my grandfather's name and he was from Iceland. I gave my son Gunnar as a middle name in his honour. My kids are also 75% Nordic, so why not.
― Anonymous User  6/24/2019
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Your pronunciation of the name is wrong. It’s pronounced [ˈgɵnːar] or GUUN-nahr in your pronunciation guide. [noted -ed]
Gregory Woodrow  6/6/2018
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The name Gunnar also very common in Icelandic. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  12/31/2017
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Gunnar Åström was a Finnish international footballer who earned 43 caps at international level between 1923 and 1937, scoring 16 goals.
cutenose  1/11/2017
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Gunnar Bentz has definitely ruined this name, especially after that scandal at the Olympics a few months ago.
Buneary  11/15/2016
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Gunnar is an old, nice Scandinavian name that shouldn't be connected to gun-toting hillbillies. Maybe it's not a good choice in America, but it works fine in Scandinavia.
Caprice  8/28/2016
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Simply amazing how many people can't tell the difference between "Gunnarr" and "gunner"... the first is a name, the second is a job...
RWT  6/28/2016
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You'd think with the seemingly never-ending gun violence in America, this name would have left the charts already. Or, at least decrease dramatically.

To name a child this would be a terrible idea- especially in today's world and considering (as I stated above) the gun issues in America. Also, the name just screams "stereotypical uneducated, illiterate hillbilly or redneck."

Gunnar: definitely one of the poorer choices currently on the charts.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2016
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Makes me think of gung-ho type of parents.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Very dated in Sweden.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2009
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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
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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
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I kind of like this name, but I don't like how the word "gun" is in it.
number1212  12/3/2008
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Gunnar here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  1/17/2008
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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

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