"battle warrior"

Gunther Origin and Meaning

The name Gunther is a boy's name of German origin meaning "battle warrior".

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.

Gunther Popularity

Famous People Named Gunther

  • Gunther Alexander SchullerAmerican composer
  • Gunther CunninghamAmerican NFL football coach
  • Gunther Erich RothenbergGerman military historian
  • Gunther von Hagens (born Gunther Gerhard Liebchen)German anatomist
  • Gunther PlüschowGerman aviator

Gunther in Pop Culture

  • Gunthera German soldier in the film 'War Horse'.
  • Guntherrecurring character on the TV show "Friends"
  • Guntherpenguin on TV show "Adventure Time"
  • Gunther Hessenheffercharacter on Disney's "Shake It Up!"
  • Gunther Gothcharacter in "The Sims 3" computer game
  • Gunther Bergercharacter in newspaper comic strip "Luann"