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Hunter (boy)

What does Hunter mean?

Hunter Pronunciation of Hunter [hunter] 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 surname. Journalist Hunter Thompson.

Associated with: old english, hunter, occupational, surname.


Hunter has 1 variant: Hunt.

Creative forms:
(male) Hubter, Hunher, ..

(female) Hungar, Hunher, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hunter Cam (H.C.), ..

How popular is Hunter?

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 (#153 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Hunter reached its highest position of #35 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #41 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Hunt is the only other prominent related form of Hunter (#41 in recent rankings). These relations of Hunter were popular as birth names in the year 2000 (adoption of 0.64%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.44%, 32%). Hunter is the most trendy name for newborns in this list.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ander, Avner, Baxter, Bonner, Buhler, Buster, Caster, Colter, Conner, Cutler, Denver, Dexter, Dieter, Fuller, Guenter, Gunner, Guntar, Gunter, Guntero (see Gunther), Gunther, Guntur, Haider, Halver, Haniel, Hannes, Harper, Harte, Hastey, Hayder, Hector, Helier, Hiller, Hooker, Hooper, Hube, Hubert, Hubie, Hughes, Humbert, Huntlea, Huntlee, Huntley, Huntly, Huston, Hutten, Hyder, Inver, Juniper, Jupiter, Kenner, Kester, Konner, Lander, Lanier, Lester, Linder, Luther, Minster, Muller, Muneer, Nester, Peter, Porter, Renier, Rutger, Ruttger (see Roger), Slater, Sumner, Tucker, Tupper, Vander, Winter, Wister, Xander and Zander. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hunter.

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