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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gunnell

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  • A user from Alabama, United States says the name Gunnell is of Norwegian origin and means "Family of power".

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Alt. Meaning

G is for golden, memories you share.

U is for unique, your love of life.

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

L is for love, everlasting.

L is for love, your love of life!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gunnell

Sally Gunnell is an athlete. Sally was born on July 29th, 1966 in Chigwell, Essex, England.


His career lasted from 1994 to 1997. Adrian was born on August 24th, 1972.


Rich Gunnell is a football player. Rich was born on January 12th, 1987.


John Gunnell was a member of parliament. His career lasted from 1992 to 2001. John was born on October 1st, 1933 in Birmingham. He left this life on January 28th, 2008.



Caitlin Gunnell is an athlete for the Leeds Ladies F.C.


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Popularity of Gunnell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gunnell U.S.
  White 89.85% 64.26%
  African American 6.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.05% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gunnell

People with the last name Gunnell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gunnell

  • How Popular is the name Gunnell? As a last name Gunnell was the 13,383rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gunnell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gunnell is Thursday, June 21st, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Gunnell? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gunnell. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gunnell: Your name in reverse order is Llennug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnenlgu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gunnell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,276 people with the last name Gunnell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gunnell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gunnell as their last name since less than 1 person in 130k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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