Gunner

November 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Alternate spelling of “Gunnar”, from Old Norse, meaning “warrior”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Gunnar, Gunnarr, Gunne, Gunter, Gunther, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Gunner Kronborg, one of Thea’s rambunctious younger brothers in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (written in 1915 and set in the 1890s).

WRITERS:
– Gunner Berg (1764-1827), Norwegian politician, priest, and writer.

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