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What does Hunt mean?

Hunt \hu-nt\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hunt is "hunt". Perhaps originally a short form of Hunter or Huntington.


Hunt has 1 alternative form via Huntington: Huntingdon.


Hunt is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#157 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Hunt and associated names. The only popular variation form of Hunt (#unlisted) is Hunter (#40 a year ago). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity in 2000 (usage of 0.965%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.96%, down 0.5%). Hunter (#40) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation, and there is a revival in baby name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hunter in U.S.

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