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pinWhat does Gun mean?

Gun /gun/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of German derivation, and the name Gun means "battler, warrior". Gun is an alternate spelling of Gunther (German): Gunnar is a Scandinavian variant. Compare surname Guyn.


Gun has 1 variant: Gunn.

Gun has 10 more different forms via Gunther: Guenter, Guenther, Gunnar, Gunner, Gunners, Guntar, Gunter, Guntero, Gunthar and Guntur.

Kreatif forms: Gungo, Gunlo, Gunza. [more]

pinHow popular is Gun?

Gun is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#91801 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent alternative forms of Gun (not in Top 1000) are Gunner (#235 in 2014) and Gunnar (#381). Forms like Guenther are uncommon. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.692%). Gunnar (#381) and Gunner (#235) are two of the more trendy boy names here, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Gunnar. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gun and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gunnar, Gunner in U.S.

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

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Gun is alike in pronunciation to Guinn, Gwin, Gwyn and Gyan. Other suggested similar baby names are Gene, Geno, Gian, Gino, Gur, Gus and Guy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gun.