Gunnar

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Usage

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

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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 [What's That?]

Male

Gunnarson Sweden
Gunnarsson Old Swedish Faroe Islands Iceland Sweden

Female

Gunnarsdotter Sweden
Gunnarsdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Gunnar
Genitive: Gunnars
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Gunnar
Accusative: Gunnar
Dative: Gunnari
Genitive: Gunnars
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Gunnar
Genitive: Gunnarin
Partitive: Gunnaria
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Gunnar
Accusative: Gunnar
Dative: Gunnari
Genitive: Gunnars
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Gunnar
Genitive: Gunnars
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Gunnar
Genitive: Gunnars

Name Days

Norway Norway

9 January

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

8 January

Sweden Sweden

9 January

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

Placenames

  • Gunderslev - 1322 Gunnærsløf (Sjælland, Denmark) [10]

Trivia

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 4 16678 107614
Norway Norway[12]
0 n.a. 12929 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[13]
0 n.a. 4119 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[14]
0 0 3156 4052
Finland Finland[15]
0 0 n.a. 13192
  #: 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][15]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Gunnar(m) Sources: [16]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Gunnar(m)

Sources: [11] [13] [12] [15]

References

  1. Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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 6.2 6.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  8. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Colette van Luik: Stora boken om namn (2009)
  10. Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)
  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. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  16. details see Name Statistic tables