Scandinavian variation of Gunther
"bold warrior"

Gunnar Origin and Meaning

The name Gunnar is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "bold warrior".

A key figure in Norse legend and a traditional Scandinavian favorite making inroads here.

# 594 in the US

Gunnar Rank in US Top 1000

# 1396 on Nameberry

Gunnar Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Gunnar Popularity

Famous People Named Gunnar

  • Gunnar SizemoreAmerican voice actor
  • Gunnar Hámundarson aka Gunnar of HlíðarendiIcelandic chieftain
  • Gunnar NelsonIcelandic mixed martial artist
  • Gunnar EinarssonIcelandic footballer
  • Gunnar PetersonAmerican celebrity physical trainer
  • (Karl) Gunnar MyrdalSwedish economist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • (Johan) Gunnar GrenSwedish footballer
  • Gunnar VingrenSwedish Pentecostal missionary
  • Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann Sønstebyleader of the Norwegian resistance in WWII
  • Gunnar NilssonSwedish racing driver
  • (Nils) Gunnar NordahlSwedish footballer
  • Gunnar HeinsohnGerman author and sociologist
  • Gunnar DeatherageAmerican fashion designer and contestant on "Project Runway"
  • Gunnar Eric NelsonAmerican musician, son of actor/musician Ricky Nelson, twin brother of Matthew Gray Nelson
  • Gunnar Esiason (b. 1991)son of NFL player Boomer Esiason
  • Gunnar Tiga Peterson (b. 2000)son of reality TV personality Gervase Peterson ("Survivor")
  • Gunnar Flowers (b. 2009)son of singer Brandon Flowers of The Killers
  • Gunnar West Montana (b. 2014)son of country singer Randy Montana
  • Gunnar Carmack Gray (b. 2015)son of baseball player Sonny Gray
  • Gunnar Knox Klinkhammer (b. 2015)son of ice hockey player Rob Klinkhammer

Gunnar in Pop Culture

  • Gunnar Scottcharacter on TV show "Nashville"
  • Gunnarcharacter from the TV series "Sinbad"