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What does Hunt mean?

Hunt Pronunciation of Hunt [hunt] 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.

Associated with: old english, hunt.


Creative forms:
(male) Hant, Hont, ..

(female) Huna, Huno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hunt Jeremias (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hunt?

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)

Hunt was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1758 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Hunt is Hunter (#41 via latest list). These relations of Hunt were favored as birth names 15 years ago (median #1017) and are somewhat less common today (#1020, 32%). Hunter is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hunt, Hunter in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bent, Han, Hani, Hank, Hans, Hany, Hart, Henk, Holt, Honi, Hoyt, Hube, Huey, Hugh, Hugo, Hume, Hump, Huntly, Huon, Hurst, Husni, Huw, Kent, Quent and Quint. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hunt.