What does Gunter mean?
Gunter /gun-ter/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old Norse derivation, and the meaning of Gunter is "battler, warrior". Gunter is a German form of Gunnar (Old Norse): from Old Norse gunnr "strife".
How popular is Gunter?
Gunter is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1368 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Gunter and related names. Gunnar (#381 in 2014) and Gunner (#235) are the popular varying forms of Gunter (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Gullan are seldom used. These boy names are at the top of their popularity presently (usage of 0.692%). Gunnar (#381) and Gunner (#235) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for Gunnar. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Hunter. This name tends to be more commonly used than Gunter.