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Gender: M Meaning of Hunter: "one who hunts" Origin of Hunter: English Hunter's Popularity in 2014: #40

Hunter, currently at Number 40--slightly since last year-- is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a softened masculinity. Hunter was for years attached to gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson; Josh Holloway used it for his son.

Famous People Named Hunter

Hunter Stockton Thompson, American journalist and author
Hunter Parrish, American actor
Hunter Foster, American theater actor
Hunter Thomsen, American guitarist of band We the Kings
Hunter Andrew Pence, American baseball player
Hunter Myles Mahan, American golfer
Hunter Easton Hayes, American country music singer
Hunter Johansson, twin brother of actress Scarlett Johansson
Hunter Brown, son of reality TV personalities Kody and Jenelle Brown
(Robert) Hunter Biden, son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
Hunter Biden, grandson of VP Joe Biden, son of late Beau Biden
Hunter Tootoo, Canadian politician
Hunter Holmes Moss, Jr., U.S. Congressman from West Virginia
Hunter Corbett, American missionary to China
Hunter Dwight Smith, American football player
Hunter Taverner Hillenmeyer, American football player
Hunter Hearst Helmsley aka Triple H (born Paul Michael Levesque), American pro wrestler
Hunter Gomez, American actor
(Edward) Hunter Davies, Scottish journalist and author
Hunter Lawrence Burgan, bassist of American band AFI
Hunter Holmes McGuire, American physician and teacher
Hunter Lee Holloway (b. 2014), son of actor Josh Holloway

Pop Culture References for the name Hunter

Hunter Rey, character from the Paranormal Activity series
Hunter the Cheetah, character in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
Hunter of Avalar, character in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
Hunter Van Pelt, character in movie "Jumanji"
Hunter Bradley, Crimson Thunder Ranger on TV's "Power Rangers Ninja Storm"
Hunter Clarington, character on TV's "Glee"
Hunter Niall, character in the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan
Hunter Huntsman, son of the Huntsman in the Ever After High series
Hunter, character in "The Next Step" CBBC series