Meaning and Origin of: Gunner

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the Old Norse female personal nameGunvǫr, composed of the elements gunn ‘battle’ +vǫr, the feminine form of varr ‘defender’, or possibly from the Old Norse male personal nameGunnarr.
  • English : occupational name for an operator of heavy artillery (see Gunn).
  • Americanized spelling of German Gönner, a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Gönne.