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Gruber is a German surname from Bavaria, referring to a person from a geological depression, mine, or pit. It is the most common surname in Austria (see List of most common surnames).


  • Gruber, Manitoba, former settlement in the Canadian province of Manitoba
  • Camp Gruber, Oklahoma Army National Guard facility, named for Edmund L. Gruber


People whose family name is or was Gruber[edit]

People nicknamed Gruber[edit]

(See also the longer list at de:wiki)

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Hans Gruber, a fictional character and the main antagonist in the film Die Hard (1988), portrayed by Alan Rickman
  • Lieutenant Hubert Gruber, a fictional character from the British sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!
  • Lester Gruber, a fictional torpedoman's mate on the American television series McHale's Navy
  • Mr. Gruber, a recurring character in the Paddington Bear series
  • Gruber, Gaster's villainous sidekick in PaRappa the Rapper anime
  • Simon Gruber, a fictional character and the main antagonist in the film Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
  • Rolf Gruber, a fictional character in the film The Sound of Music (1965)
  • Hauptmann Fritz Gruber is a fictional character who appeared in the 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes. He was played by Dick Wilson.
  • Hans Gruber, a guy from the movie Re-Animator

Other uses[edit]

  • Gruber–De Gasperi Agreement (aka the Treaty of Gruber-De Gasperi), named after the Italian Alcide De Gasperi and Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Gruber

See also[edit]