Gunnar Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Gunnar:
Derived from the Old Norse Gunnarr, which is from the word gunnr (war, strife, battle). The name Gunnar was borne by several interesting characters in Norse mythology, one of whom was the son of Giuki and Grimhild. He was the brother of Gudrun and the husband of Brynhild.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Gun, Gunn, Goonar, Goonie, Gunny Bunny, Gunster, G-man, G, Gunni
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Gunnar Nelson, musician (twin of Matthew, brother of Tracy, son of Ricky)
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Gunnar of Hlíðarendi - Hero of the Laxdæla Saga