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What does Gun mean?

Gun Pronunciation of Gun [gun] as a boys' name is of Old Norse derivation, and the name Gun means "battler, warrior". Gun is an alternate spelling of Gunnar (Old Norse): from Old Norse gunnr "strife".

Associated with: norse, warrior.


Gun has 2 variants: Gunn and Gunne.

5 more different relations via Gunnar: Gullan, Gunner, Guntar, Gunter and Guntur.

Creative forms:
(male) Gann, Goun, ..

(female) Gune, Guni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gun Noam (G.N.), ..

How 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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Gun (not in Top 2000) are Gunner (#238 in 2015) and Gunnar (#386). Other forms, like Guntur, are uncommon. These relations of Gun were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (adoption of 0.1%). Gunnar is more familiar than the rest, though Gunner has become trendy as well. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 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 Gahan, Gaine, Gawan, Gayne, Guinn, Gwayn, Gwin, Gwinn, Gwyn, Gwynn and Gyan. Other suggested similar names are Gur, Gus and Guy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gun.

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