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What does Gunner mean?

Gunner Pronunciation of Gunner [gun-ner] as a name for boys is of Old Norse origin, and Gunner means "battler, warrior". Gunner is a variant form of Gunnar (Old Norse): from Old Norse gunnr "strife".

Associated with: norse, warrior.


12 different relations via Gunnar: Guenter, Guenther, Gun, Gunn, Gunne, Gunners, Guntar, Gunter, Guntero, Gunthar, Gunther and Guntur.

Creative forms:
(male) Ganer, Gunger, ..

(female) Gunria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gunner Jaiden (G.J.), ..

How popular is Gunner?

Gunner is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#29142 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gunner was first listed in 1991 and reached its peak rank of #235 in the U.S. in 2014, and is presently at #238. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gunner name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gunner outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Gunner (#238 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 is Gunnar (#386 last year). These relations of Gunner were at the peak of their popularity in 2015 (median #312). Gunnar and Gunner are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names

Gunner is alike in pronunciation to Gainer, Gainor, Gayner, Gaynnor and Gaynor. Other suggested similar names are Ander, Anker, Banner, Bonner, Buhler, Buster, Butler, Conner, Cuyler, Dayner, Denver, Dunne, Ender, Gaer, Gaine, Gannet, Gannett, Gardner, Garner, Garnet, Garnier, Gasper, Gautier, Gayler, Gaynes, Gene, Gennaro, Ger, Giannes, Gianney (see Gian), Gomer, Greer, Greger, Guinn, Gulzar, Gunnleif, Gur, Heiner, Hunter, Joyner, Juniper, Kenner, Konner, Lander, Luther, Miner, Mouneer, Muller, Muneer, Rainer, Rayner, Regner, Reiner, Renier, Rutger, Sander, Sender, Skinner, Stoner, Sumner, Sunney, Tanier, Tanner, Tucker, Tupper, Turner, Verner, Wagner, Warner and Werner. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gunner.

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