Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European

Gunnar

Gunnar is the Scandinavian form of Old Norse Gunnarr (a cognate of German Gunther), made up of Old Norse elements gunnr “battle, war” and arr “warrior”, both derived from a PIE origin. Gunnar is the name of a historical king who appears in the Germanic saga Nibelungenlied.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “warrior, soldier”

Usage: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic

Variants:

  • Gunner (English)
  • Günther (German)
  • Günter (German)
  • Gunter (German)
  • Gundahar (Ancient Germanic)
  • Gunnarr (Ancient Scandinavian)
  • Gunder (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian)
  • Gunārs (Latvian)

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