First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1930. Masculine form of Gunta, from (u)guns (“fire”).
- A male given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: Guntis was the only given name of 5064 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.