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What does Guenter mean?

Guenter Pronunciation of Guenter [guenter] as a boys' name has its root in Old Norse, and Guenter means "battler, warrior". Guenter is an alternate form of Gunnar (Old Norse): from Old Norse gunnr "strife".

Associated with: norse, warrior.


Guenter has 3 variants: Guntar, Gunter and Guntur.

7 more alternative forms via Gunnar: Guenther, Gunne, Gunner, Gunners, Guntero, Gunthar and Gunther.

Creative forms:
(male) Guener, Guenger, ..

(female) Guenta, Guente, ..

Middle name pairings:
Guenter Lian (G.L.), ..

How popular is Guenter?

Guenter is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#74675 out of 150436, Top 50%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gunnar (#386 a year ago) and Gunner (#238) are the prominent alternative forms of Guenter (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Guenter was more pronounced among parents in 2015 (adoption of 0.13%). Gunnar is a constant favorite, although Gunner seems to be gaining popularity too. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gunnar, Gunner in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Guenter and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alester, Bueller, Buster, Chester, Denver, Dexter, Dieter, Ebenzer, Fester, Gainer, Garner, Garnier, Gayner, Gene, Gentry, Glenden, Glenton, Granger, Greer, Greger, Gurinder, Hunter, Jupiter, Kenner, Kester, Kuefer (see Kiefer), Lester, Mueller, Muneer, Nester, Peter, Pieter, Quenten, Renier, Sender, Spencer, Spenser, Sumner, Turner, Vester and Winter. These names tend to be more commonly used than Guenter.

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