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Gender: Male Meaning of Gunther: "battle warrior" Origin of Gunther: German

The name Gunther is a boy's name of German origin meaning "battle warrior". Gunther and is often added to lists like Saints' Names For Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Gunther

Gunther Alexander Schuller, American composer
Gunther Cunningham, American NFL football coach
Gunther Erich Rothenberg, German military historian
Gunther von Hagens (born Gunther Gerhard Liebchen), German anatomist
Gunther Plüschow, German aviator

Pop Culture References for the name Gunther

Gunther, a German soldier in the film 'War Horse'.
Gunther, recurring character on the TV show "Friends"
Gunther, penguin on TV show "Adventure Time"
Gunther Hessenheffer, character on Disney's "Shake It Up!"
Gunther Goth, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Gunther Berger, character in newspaper comic strip "Luann"


Dietrich Says:


Great famous Warrior King!

Dietrich Says:


So is Zelliew...





NOT "gun-ther"

Wolfgang Says:


The famous King of Burgundy as well as the legendary character in the Nibelungenlied!

Best friend of Siegfried.

Many famous people bore this name as a result of it's great cultural significance.

awheezie Says:


little boys name in Dennis the Menace , cute name

Zelliew Says:



yvonne_virginia Says:


I thought I made this name up... XD

DearestJules Says:


Gun + Panther = Gunther.