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Gender: Male Meaning of Gunnar: "bold warrior" Origin of Gunnar: Scandinavian variation of Gunther Gunnar's Popularity in 2017: #437

The name Gunnar is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "bold warrior". Gunnar is ranked #437 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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

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Famous People Named Gunnar

Gunnar Hámundarson aka Gunnar of Hlíðarendi, Icelandic chieftain
Gunnar Nelson, Icelandic mixed martial artist
Gunnar Einarsson, Icelandic footballer
Gunnar Peterson, American celebrity physical trainer
(Karl) Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist; winner of the Nobel Prize
(Johan) Gunnar Gren, Swedish footballer
Gunnar Vingren, Swedish Pentecostal missionary
Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann Sønsteby, leader of the Norwegian resistance in WWII
Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish racing driver
(Nils) Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish footballer
Gunnar Sizemore, American voice actor
Gunnar Heinsohn, German author and sociologist
Gunnar Deatherage, American fashion designer and contestant on "Project Runway"
Gunnar Eric Nelson, American 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

Pop Culture References for the name Gunnar

Gunnar Scott, character on TV show "Nashville"
Gunnar, character from the TV series "Sinbad"

Gunther, Gunter, Guntar