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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gunner

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  • A submission from United States says the name Gunner means "Warrior" and is of English origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gun"ner
  1. One who works a gun or cannon, whether on land, sea, or in the air; a cannoneer.
  2. A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.
  3. [Zoöl]
    1. The great northern diver or loon. See Loon.
    2. The sea bream.
      (Prov. Eng. or Irish)
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  1. A serviceman in the artillery
  1. (soccer) someone connected with Arsenal Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

Gunner was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Gunner

Gunner was born on June 6th, 1982 in Hickory, North Carolina. Gunner is also known as Lail, Chad; Shatter, and Phill.


Gunner Kiel is a football player. Gunner was born on July 23rd, 1993 in Columbus, Indiana.


His career lasted from 2007 to 2007. Gunner was born on August 26th, 1973 in Eustis, Florida, United States.



Gunner McGrath is a punk rock, pop punk, skate punk, and melodic hardcore musician. He plays Electric guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1996 to 2007. Gunner was given the name Christopher Leslie McGrath on September 29th, 1978.


Gunner was born on April 17th, 1879 in Lambeth, London, England. Gunner is also known as Moir and James. He breathed his last breath on June 12th, 1939.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gunner

Gunner was born on June 6th, 1982 in Hickory, North Carolina. Gunner is also known as Lail, Chad; Shatter, and Phill.


Michael Gunner is a Leader of the Opposition (Northern Territory) and Northern Territory Legislative. Michael was given the name Michael Patrick Francis Gunner on January 6th, 1976 in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.


John was born on May 17th, 1884 in Bishop's Waltham. He died on August 9th, 1918.


Charles was born on January 7th, 1853 in Bishop's Waltham. He passed away on February 4th, 1924.


Dean Gunner is a sports team member for the Merstham F.C.


Steven Gunner is a sports team member for the Welling United F.C.


How popular is the baby name Gunner in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1970 6 0 6
1972 9 0 9
1975 8 0 8
1976 8 0 8
1978 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1981 6 0 6
1982 5 0 5
1983 12 0 12
1984 13 0 13
1985 9 0 9
1986 8 0 8
1987 9 0 9
1988 13 0 13
1989 15 0 15
1990 21 0 21
1991 96 0 96
1992 90 0 90
1993 88 0 88
1994 152 0 152
1995 203 0 203
1996 177 0 177
1997 210 0 210
1998 256 0 256
1999 219 0 219
2000 244 0 244
2001 272 0 272
2002 305 0 305
2003 325 0 325
2004 364 0 364
2005 358 0 358
2006 426 0 426
2007 524 0 524
2008 585 0 585
2009 744 0 744
2010 797 0 797
2011 908 0 908
2012 1,201 0 1,201
2013 1,511 5 1,506
2014 1,576 0 1,576
2015 1,590 6 1,584
2016 1,450 0 1,450
2017 1,383 0 1,383

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Popularity of Gunner as a first name

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Popularity of Gunner as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gunner U.S.
  White 65.03% 64.26%
  African American 32.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gunner

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gunner

  • What name lists does Gunner rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Gunner? Gunner is the 1,889th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gunner was the 33,856th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gunner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,208 babies born with the first name Gunner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gunner to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gunner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gunner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gunner is Monday, October 13th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Gunner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gunner was in 2015 with a total of 1,584 babies. That's a lot of babies named Gunner!
  • Random Gunner Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gunner ranks 87th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 27 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Gunner: Your name in reverse order is Rennug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nerngu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gunner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 672 people with the last name Gunner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gunner? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gunner as their last name since less than 1 person in 435k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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