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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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hunter name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Gunter. This name tends to be less commonly used than Hunter.