Strong in battle (in Swedish).





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Emily P. Contributor

Oof, Gunner is just soaring in popularity at the moment. It's a dog a name with a bang!

Gunner is a nod to the action heroes of yesteryears, like Rambo's loyal sidekick or a canine Bond. It's also an Old Norse name meaning 'bold warrior', which makes it perfect for a brave or tenacious pooch.

Plus, it's a cheeky wink to fans of the Arsenal football team, since the club's mascot is named Gunnersaurus!

If your dog's got the spirit of an action hero, the heart of a warrior, or the playful energy of a football mascot, Gunner is a name that will take some beating.

I don't even see it as just a name. Gunner is an attitude, a lifestyle, a statement. It's for dogs that are more than just 'good boys'.

Traits associated with the name Gunner:

Dogs named Gunner tend to be loving, loyal, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Gunner?

Naming your dog Gunner suggests that you have a strong appreciation for military history and culture. It could also suggest that you have a strong sense of loyalty and respect for those who serve in the military.

Is Gunner a good dog name?

Gunner has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Gunner is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Gunner is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Gunner outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Gunner was, in the past month, the 872nd most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Gunner is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Gunner was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Gunner's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Gunner is most adored in Alabama, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Washington, Utah and Montana.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Gunner.

Most popular breeds named Gunner:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Rottweiler
  4. American Pitbull Terrier
  5. German Shorthaired Pointer

Gunner is found in these categories:

tough dog names

Gunner implies strength, bravery, and a never-back-down attitude.

badass dog names

Connotes strength, courage, and tenacity, often associated with military or law enforcement roles.

country dog names

Gunner is often associated with hunting and outdoor activities, popular in rural, southern areas.

Gangster Dog Names

Evokes images of tough, rebellious outlaws from classic mobster films.

playful dog names

The association with energy and action from its military connotation suggests a lively, active canine.

military dog names

Gunner refers to a person who operates a gun or cannon, often associated with armed forces.

cool dog names

Militaristic undertones and action-hero vibes make this canine moniker appealing.

sporty dog names

The name suggests action, strength and agility, often associated with athletic or outdoor activities.

guard dog names

Derived from "gun", it implies protection through firepower.

Dog names like Gunner:

A hot-tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, commonly used as a spice or condiment to flavor food.
A giant from the bible.
A lion-eagle in iranian mythology.
A thief.
An overwhelming all out attack.
Gunner dog name meaning

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Jennifer (District of Columbia, United States)
I think that the name gunner for a dog is a good one, because my dad has a 3 Year old pitbull named Gunner, and we really loved him.
November 17, 2023

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