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What does Gunther mean?

Gunther Pronunciation of Gunther as a name for boys is of Old Norse origin, and the name Gunther means "battler, warrior". Gunther is a German form of Gunnar (Old Norse): from Old Norse gunnr "strife".


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, warrior


VARIANTS Gunthar, Guenther

RELATED FORMS VIA GUNNAR Guenter, Gunne, Gunner, Gunners, Guntar, Gunter, Guntero, Guntur



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How popular is Gunther?

Gunther is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#4047 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Gunnar (#470 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) and Gunner (#282) are the popular variation forms of Gunther (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Gunter, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Gunther reached its most widespread less than a decade ago (AVERAGE #312) and is almost as widespread today (#376, 18%). Gunnar and Gunner are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Ancher, Arther, Buster, Butcher, Butler, Buttler, Cutler, Gaultier, Gauthier, Gautier, Guthree, Guthrey, Guthry (see Guthrie), Hunter, Juniper, Leanther, Lother, Louther, Luther, Maither, Mather, Matther, Muneer, Rutger, Ruttger (see Roger), Uther, Valther, Walther and Winter. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gunther.

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