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Gender: Male Meaning of Gunner: "bold warrior" Origin of Gunner: Scandinavian variation of Gunther Gunner's Popularity in 2017: #262

The name Gunner is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "bold warrior". Gunner is ranked #262 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names You Can't Wrap Your Head Around".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Gunner

Gunner, ring name of Chad Lail, American pro wrestler
Gunner Scott, ring name of Brent Albright, American pro wrestler
Christian "Gunner" de Medici, American adult film actor
Gunner Nicholas Sixx (b. 1991), son of musician Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe
Gunner Vincent Calaway (b. 1993), son of pro wrestler The Undertaker
Gunner Robert Papelbon (b. 2010), son of baseball player Jonathan Papelbon
Gunner Black Furstenfeld (b. 2016), son of singer Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October
Gunner Stone Pratt (b.2017), son of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
Gunner Gomez member of Hi5 studio

Pop Culture References for the name Gunner

Gunner Jensen, character in The Expendables movies
Gunner, character in webcomic "Zap!"
Gunnerkrigg Court, a webcomic by Tom Siddell
Gunner, nickname for fans of rock band Guns N' Roses


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