Günther - Meaning of Günther
[ syll. g&uu-ml;nth-er ] The baby boy name Günther is largely used in German and it is derived from Germanic origins. It is a two-element name derived from the words 'gund' and 'heri' with the meanings fight and army, warrior respectively. The name was borne by the Bavarian monk, Gunther of Bohemia (955-1045), contributing to the adoption of the name in medieval times. The name was also borne by a semi-legendary king of Burgundy of the early 5th century, whose story was also told in the epic poem, the Nibelungenlied. The story was later adapted for the Richard Wagner opera Götterdämmerung (1876) as the last of the four operas that comprise The Ring of the Nibelung, promoting a revival of the name among English speakers in the 19th century.
Günther has 13 variant transcriptions that are used in English and other languages. English variant transcriptions of Günther include Gun, Gunnar (used in Scandinavian too), Gunner, Gunter (used in French and German too), Gunthar, and Gunther (used in German too).
Variation transcriptions used in other languages include Guenter (German), Guenther (German), Gunar (Scandinavian), Gunde (Scandinavian), Gunder (Scandinavian), and Guntero (Italian). The spelling variant Günter (German) is another foreign form.
Günther is not popular as a baby boy name. It is listed outside of the top 1000. In 2018, within the family of boy names directly related to Günther, Gunner was the most commonly used.