Meaning and Name Origin
Hunter \hu(n)-ter\ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' 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: Hunt.
Hunter is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#735 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#130 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Hunter for boys. Hunter reached its highest position of #35 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #40 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Gunter. This name tends to be less commonly used than Hunter.