Gunnar

noun
Gun·​nar | \ ˈgu̇-ˌnär , ˈgü-, -nər \

Definition of Gunnar

: the king of the Nibelungs and husband of Brynhild in Norse mythology

First Known Use of Gunnar

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gunnar

Old Norse Gunnarr

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