Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Warrior
Main Origin Language: Scandinavian
(Or View Gunnar Girl)

In 2017 the name Gunnar...

• was given to 703 baby boys
• was the 437th most popular name for baby boys
• was 51% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Wyoming, Alaska, and South Dakota
• was least popular in Hawaii, Maine, and Mississippi
• was about as popular as Damon and Luka
Babies Named Gunnar Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Gunnar...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2015
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1952
• is 3684% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 150% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Tucker, Walker, Branson, Aspen, Zainab, Sky
• has the most opposite popularity history to Joseph, Phillip, Michael, Kathrine, Antoinette, Margarita
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Gunnar Per State
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Geographically the name Gunnar...

• 10% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Jaxton, Sterling, Rayden, Sawyer, Kimber, Ember
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as George, Ian, Caden, Zoe, Laila, Katherine
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Gunnar by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Gunnar are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Gunnar will be the only kid named Gunnar in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Gunnar compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Gunnar rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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