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What does Hunter mean?

Hunter Pronunciation of Hunter [hunter] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Hunter) is pronounced HUN-ter. It is of Old English origin. Occupational surname used as a given name. Made familiar by actress Hunter Tylo.

Associated with: old english, surname.


1 masculine form: Hunt.

Creative forms:
(female) Hanter, Hunher, ..

(male) Hunhar, Hunher, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hunter Christian (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hunter?

Hunter is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#153 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hunter entered the list in 1992 and reached its top position of #304 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is currently at #786. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hunter name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hunter outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anner, Chanter, Easter, Ester, Eszter (see Esther), Ginger, Ginjer (see Ginger), Hanae, Hanne, Harper, Heather, Henie, Hesper, Hester, Hesther, Hether, Hette, Hinde, Honey, Honie, Honor, Honour, Huetta, Huette, Inger, Jinger, Jinjer, Juniper, Summer, Winter, Wister and Wynter. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hunter.

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