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What does Guenther mean?

Guenther Pronunciation of Guenther [guen-ther] as a name for boys is an Old Norse name, and the meaning of the name Guenther is "battler, warrior". Guenther is a variant form of Gunnar (Old Norse): from Old Norse gunnr "strife".

Associated with: norse, warrior.


Guenther has 2 variants: Gunthar and Gunther.

6 more related forms via Gunnar: Guenter, Gunner, Guntar, Gunter, Guntero and Guntur.

Creative forms:
(male) Genther, Guenthery, ..

(female) Guente, Guentheri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Guenther Tate (G.T.), ..

How popular is Guenther?

Guenther is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#3439 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Gunner (#238 the previous year) and Gunnar (#386) are the prominent alternative forms of Guenther (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Guenther was widespread among parents in 2015 (median #312). Gunner and Gunnar are two of the more trendy boy names in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alester, Ancher, Arther, Becher, Beecher, Bueller, Butcher, Butler, Chester, Crowther, Cutler, Denver, Dexter, Dieter, Ebeneser, Ebenzer, Eveneser, Evenezer, Fester, Flecher, Fletcher, Gainer, Garner, Garnier, Gauthier, Gautier, Gayner, Gentile, Gentilo (see Gentile), Gentry, Gethin, Glenden, Glendower, Glennie, Glyndwer (see Glendower), Grantley, Greer, Greger, Gualtiero, Gunne, Gunners (see Gunther), Gurinder, Guthrey, Hunter, Juniper, Jupiter, Kenner, Kester, Kuefer (see Kiefer), Kueffner, Leanther, Lother, Louther, Luther, Mather, Matther, Mueller, Muneer, Nester, Peter, Pieter, Quenten, Renier, Rutger, Ruttger (see Roger), Sender, Spencer, Spenser, Struther (see Struthers), Sumner, Turner, Valther, Walther, Wernher and Winter. These names tend to be more frequently used than Guenther.

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