What does Hunter mean?
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.
Hunter▲ has 1 variant: Hunt.Creative forms:
(male) Hubter, Hunher, ..
(female) Hunher, Hunterry, .. Middle name pairings:
Hunter Barry (H.B.), ..
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)
Charted below is the baby name history of Hunter for boys. Hunter reached its highest position of #35 in the U.S. in the year 2000, and is at #41 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.