Meaning and name origin
Hunter \hu(n)-ter\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Hunter), is pronounced HUN-ter. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hunter is "hunter, pursuer". Occupational name. Journalist Hunter Thompson.
Hunter has 1 variant form: Hunt.
Hunter is a somewhat popular first name for males (#735 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#130 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hunter for boys (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Gunter. This name tends to be less commonly used than Hunter.