Gunner, meaning “bold warrior,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are tough or independent. Find out more about dogs named Gunner.


Name: Gunner

Meaning: “Bold warrior”

Personality: Tough, Independent

About This Name: A stray kelpie sheep dog who was rescued and given this name by soldiers accurately alerted air force personnel when Japanese aircraft were approaching during World War II. Many wrestlers also use the name, including Gunner Scott, the “Undertaker” of pro-wrestling fame, whose son was given the name as well. Football quarterback Gunner Kiel played for the University of Notre Dame.

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