[ 2 syll. gu-drun, gud-r-un ] The baby girl name Gudrun is pronounced GAHDRahN †. Gudrun's origin is Germanic, and its use, German and Scandinavian. Gudrun's meaning is 'wily in battle'. It is a two-element name derived from gund meaning 'fight' ; run 'secret'. The name was borne by the heroine and sister of Gunnar in Norse mythology. The name was adopted by English speakers at the end of the 19th century. It was also known from the central characters in the D. H. Lawrence novel The Rainbow (1915).
Gudrun has 14 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant forms include Gudren, Gudrid, Gudrin, Gudrinn, Gudruna, Gudrune, Gudrunn, Gudrunne, Guthrun, Guthrunn, and Guthrunne. The Scandinavian Guro is a variant form of Gudrun that is used in foreign languages. The shortenings Guda (German) and Gutta (German) are other foreign variant forms.
Gudrun is not popular as a baby name for girls. It is not in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Gudrun include Gudrunne, Gudrin, Gudrinn, Gudrune, Gudrunn, Guthrun, Guthrunn, Guthrunne, Xadrien, Xadriene, Gadarine, Xadriane, Xadrianne, Xadrienne, Gadaryne, and Xadreane.
† English pronunciation for Gudrun: G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"