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pinWhat does Gun mean?

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". Compare surname Guyn.


Gun has 2 variants: Gunn and Gunne.

Gun has 11 more different relations via Gunnar: Guenter, Guenther, Gullan, Gunner, Gunners, Guntar, Gunter, Guntero, Gunthar, Gunther and Guntur.

Kreatif forms: Gogun, Gungo, Gunre. [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 2 years ago) and Gunnar (#381). Other forms, like Gunners, are uncommon. These relations of Gun were at the apex of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.692%). Gunnar is more familiar than the rest, while Gunner has become trendy as well. 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.

pinSimilar 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.