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Meaning and Name Origin

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 (#148 out of 88799, 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). This boy name reached the apex of its popularity in 2000 and is somewhat less popular today. Hunter (#40) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation, with this name enjoying a revival in usage. (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.