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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gunn

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International Interest
  1. A Scottish surname​.
  2. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.

Gunn was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Norwegian, and Scots

Notable Persons Named Gunn

Gunn Wållgren was an actress. Her career lasted from 1934 to 1982. Gunn was given the name Gunnel Margaret Haraldsdotter Wållgren on November 16th, 1913 in Gothenburg, Sweden. She left this life on June 4th, 1983.


Gunn was born on September 30th, 1993 in South Korea.


Gunn was born on March 16th, 1955.


Gunn Kansara is an actress. She has been prominent since 2011. Gunn was born Gunn Kansara on December 22nd, 1982.


Gunn Lance is an athlete. His career lasted from 1993 to 1996. Gunn was born on January 9th, 1970 in Whiteman Air Force Base.


Gunn was born on July 26th, 1967.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gunn

Sean Gunn is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. Sean was born on May 22nd, 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.


Anna Gunn is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1992. Anna was born on August 11th, 1968 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.


James Gunn is a screenwriter, director, producer, novelist, actor, and musician. James was born on August 5th, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.


Tim Gunn is a fashion consultant, television personality, chief creative officer at liz claiborne, inc., fashion design, celebrity, kate spade & company, and chief creative officer atliz claiborne. Tim was given the name Timothy MacKenzie Gunn on July 29th, 1953 in Washington, D.C., U.S.


Billy Gunn is a wrestler. Billy was born on November 11th, 1963 in Orlando, Florida.


Moses Gunn was an actor. He was most prominent from 1962 to 1962. Moses was born on October 2nd, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 16th, 1993.


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International Interest for Gunn

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Gunn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gunn U.S.
  White 67.84% 64.26%
  African American 25.98% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gunn

People with the last name Gunn are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gunn

  • How Popular is the name Gunn? As a last name Gunn was the 1,525th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gunn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gunn is Monday, August 25th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Gunn? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gunn. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gunn: Your name in reverse order is Nnug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nung. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gunn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,524 people with the last name Gunn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gunn? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Gunn as their last name.

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