Gender: Male Meaning of Gunner: "bold warrior" Origin of Gunner: Scandinavian variation of Gunther Gunner's Popularity in 2019: #294

Gunner Origin and Meaning

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

The kind of nouveau macho name favored by NRA-leaning parents. Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers gave it to his son in 2009. Gunnar is another spelling that makes the name a bit less militaristic.

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Rank in US: #294

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KaiLun Says:


I know it's pronounced differently in Scandinavian languages but beyond the "gun" part in English, "gunner" is also what you call the annoying competitive student (particularly in medical or law school) who not only tries to get the highest grades but also show off to the professors to make themselves look smarter and do things to undermine the rest of their peers. Just fyi

njmik Says:


my dogs name is gunner lol

kiwipop Says:


Muscles :)

kiwipop Says:


It's sounds kind of sexy, like he has guns lol

1234rena Says:


Not at all, great boys name!

1234rena Says:


I love the name Gunner, Scandinavian, or Gunther German! It means warrior! Great name for a boy!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I hope people are using this as a variation of the Scandinavian (verify?) Gunnar and not because it reminds them of guns.

Guest Says:


disregard this second comment I accidently commented twice haha

Guest Says:


I was aware of that but I just feel like with the gun-crazy culture of America I would never consider using this. The Danish pronunciation doesn't make it sound violent, thankfully.

Lyraslife Says:


Gunner is a scandinavian name, it doesn't sound violent at all. Check forvo for a pronunciation of the way it's said in Danish, Norwegian and other.

Lyraslife Says:


Being Danish Gunner is no way violent, it's actually a common name for older men, but it's becoming more popular to use for children.

Guest Says:


And people say Killian sounds violent...... smh

Swissgirl123 Says:


My great grandfather's last name is gunnersen. He is Danish. Is Gunner a good name? Is it too violent?

freya74 Says:


I have a cousin in Norway named Gunner it isn't pronounced Gun-er it is Goo-nar