Gunnar

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Old Swedish, Old Danish and younger form of Gunnarr [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Related Names

See *Gunþa-harjaR

Patronyms

  • Old Swedish: Gunnarsson (♂) [9]
  • Icelandic: Gunnarsson (♂), Gunnarsdóttir (♀)
  • Swedish: Gunnarsson (♂), Gunnarson (♂), Gunnarsdotter (♀)

Name Days

Norway Norway

9 January

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

8 January

Sweden Sweden

9 January

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Gunnar
Accusative: Gunnar
Dative: Gunnari
Genitive: Gunnars
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Gunnar
Accusative: Gunnar
Dative: Gunnari
Genitive: Gunnars

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Gunnar Wennerberg (2 October 1817 – 24 August 1901), Swedish poet, composer and politician
  • Gunnar Knudsen (né Aanon Gunerius Knudsen, 19 September 1848 - 1 December 1928), former Prime Minister of Norway (1908-1910 + 1913-1920)
  • Gunnar Gunnarsson (18 May 1889 – 21 November 1975), Icelandic author
  • Karl Gunnar Myrdal, 6 December 1898 – 17 May 1987, Swedish economist, sociologist, politician and Nobel laureate NNNobel.png (Economics, 1974)
  • Gunnar "Nu" Valdemar Hansen (20 October 1905 - 5 January 1993), Danish sports journalist
  • Gunnar Ernst Algot Sandgren (27 June 1929 - 4 November 2016), Swedish novelist and playwright

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
1 5 17200 109091
Norway Norway[12]
0 n.a. 13539 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[13]
0 n.a. 4426 n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
0 0 n.a. 13127
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Gunnar(m) Sources: [11][13][12][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Gunnar(m) Sources: [15]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Gunnar(m)

Sources: [11] [13] [12] [14]

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. Hermann Pálsson: Nafnabókin (1991)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  8. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. Svenska medeltida personnamn, Institutet för språk och folkminnen, http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/
  10. Colette van Luik: Stora boken om namn (2009)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. details see Name Statistic tables