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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gunter

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Germanic gund "battle" + heri, hari "army".

  1. (obsolete) A male given name used in medieval England.
  2. Misspelling of Günter.

Gunter was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Gunter

Günter Grass was a novelist, poet, playwright, sculptor, and graphic designer. His career lasted from 1956 to 2013. Günter was given the name Günter Wilhelm Graß on October 16th, 1927 in Wrzeszcz. He left this life on April 13th, 2015.


Günter Meisner was an actor. He was most prominent from 1957 to 1994. Günter was born on April 18th, 1926 in Bremen. He left this life on December 5th, 1994.


Gunter Sachs was an author, photographer, industrialist, and business magnate. Gunter was born on November 14th, 1932 in Schloss Mainberg , Bavaria, Germany. He breathed his last breath on May 7th, 2011.


Günter Schabowski was an office holder. Günter was born on January 4th, 1929 in Anklam. He died on November 1st, 2015.


Günter Netzer is a soccer player for the Borussia Mönchengladbach, Real Madrid C.F., Grasshopper Club Zürich, and Germany national football team. Günter was born on September 14th, 1944 in Mönchengladbach, Germany.


Günter Blobel is a scientist in the field of biology. Günter was born on May 21st, 1936 in Niegosławice, Lubusz Voivodeship.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gunter

Chris Gunter is a soccer player for the Reading F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., Wales national under-17 football team, Wales national under-19 football team, and Wales national under-21 football team. Chris was born on July 21st, 1989 in Newport, Wales.


Koray Günter is a soccer player for the Galatasaray S.K. (football), Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund II, Turkey national youth football team, and Germany national youth football team. Koray was born on August 16th, 1994 in Höxter, Germany.


Cornell Gunter was a musician. Cornell was given the name Cornelius E. Gunter on November 14th, 1936 in Coffeyville, Kansas. He passed away on February 26th, 1990.


Christian Günter is a soccer player for the SC Freiburg, Germany national youth football team, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Christian was born on February 28th, 1993 in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.


Sue Gunter was a college coach. Sue was born on May 22nd, 1939 in Walnut Grove, Mississippi. She died on August 4th, 2005.


Rodney Gunter is a football player for the Arizona Cardinals. Rodney was born on January 19th, 1992 in Lake Hamilton, Florida.


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Popularity of Gunter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gunter U.S.
  White 82.06% 64.26%
  African American 13.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gunter

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

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Fun Facts about the name Gunter

  • How Popular is the name Gunter? Gunter is the 20,391st most popular name of all time. As a last name Gunter was the 1,457th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gunter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 340 babies born with the first name Gunter in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gunter to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gunter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1929 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gunter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gunter is Tuesday, November 15th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Gunter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gunter was in 2015 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Gunter Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gunter is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Gunter: Your name in reverse order is Retnug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rngeut. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gunter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,513 people with the last name Gunter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gunter? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Gunter as their last name.

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