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Meaning and Name Origin

Gun \gun\ as a boys' name. The name Gun means "battler, warrior". Gun is a variation of Gunther (German): Gunnar is a Scandinavian variant. Seldom used as a given name.


Gun has 1 variant: Gunn.

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


Gun is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#84215 out of 88799, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Gun and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Gun (#unlisted) are Gunner (#235 in 2014) and Gunnar (#381). These boy names are at the apex of their popularity today. Gunnar (#381) and Gunner (#235) are two of the more trendy boy names here, with Gunnar going through a revival in usage. (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.

Similar Names

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.