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Gender: M Meaning of Gunther: "bold warrior" Origin of Gunther: German

When it's spelled with two dots over the 'u' in German, Gunther is pronounced GUWN-ter, but it has a much softer sound when the 'h' is voiced by English-speakers, as it was, for example, for the name of a character in Friends.

Gunther has never been as well used in this country as the Scandinavian version, Gunnar, which now ranks at Number 502, making Gunther all the more distinctive.

Well-known Gunthers include German novelist Gunt(h)er Grass and the character in the German epic poem Die Nibelungenlied, which formed the basis for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle of operas.

Famous People Named Gunther

Gunther Schuller, American composer
Gunther Cunningham, American NFL football coach

Pop Culture References for the name Gunther

Gunther, a German soldier in the film 'War Horse'.
Gunther, recurring character on the TV show "Friends"
Gunther, penguin on TV show "Adventure Time"
Gunther Hessenheffer, character on Disney's "Shake It Up!"
Gunther Goth, a premade playable character in The Sims 3 computer game
Gunther Berger, character in newspaper comic strip "Luann"