Middle English Lady Gunilda which was a huge crossbow that used powerful shot. It later became used for firearms like cannons and muskets. The Germanic woman’s name “Gundahild” , cognate to modern Scandinavian Gunhild, means “war” + “battle maid”.
THEY NAMED IT AFTER A GIRL
Well, would you look at that! I’m just going to reblog this and leave it here: interesting etymology regarding my username.