Gunnar Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Gunnar:
Derived from the Old Norse Gunnarr, which is from the word gunnr (war, strife, battle). The name Gunnar was borne by several interesting characters in Norse mythology, one of whom was the son of Giuki and Grimhild. He was the brother of Gudrun and the husband of Brynhild.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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This is not a name from Norse mythology. The citations are from legendary Scandinavian history.
Gunnar is traditionally pronounced (using the key of this site) gən-ahr, not guh-ner, with the first syllable closer to goon than to gun. I'd also like to fully agree with, and add to, the above comment. The Gunnar mentioned in the description is a character from the Völsunga saga.
In 2007, Gunnar was the 4th most common name amongst Icelandic males and the 20th most common amongst Icelandic males aged 4 or under.
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Gun, Gunn, Goonar, Goonie, Gunny Bunny, Gunster, G-man, G, Gunni
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Gunnar Nelson, musician (twin of Matthew, brother of Tracy, son of Ricky)
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Gunnar of Hlíðarendi - Hero of the Laxdæla Saga