battler or warrior
Though the name may be a respelling of Gunnar ("warrior"), Gunner is much more popular. Gunner might be from an occupational last name (“gunne,” meaning "someone who operated a cannon"). Or it’s from an English surname that came from an Old Norse girls' first name “Gunvor.” Surfacing in the 1990s, it was the name (spelled Gunnar) that the Killers’ Brandon Flowers gave to his son, born in 2009.
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