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Gender: F Pronunciation: HUN-tuh; HUN-ter Meaning of Hunter: "one who hunts" Origin of Hunter: English Hunter's Popularity in 2014: #766

This surname gained momentum in the 1990s, when it was particularly in vogue for males. However, it seems to be experiencing a surge for females -- it was one of the fastest-rising names of 2013, jumping 266 spots back into the Top 1000. In 2014 in rose another 200 spots to reach 766. We anticipate that the the current trend for using boys and surnames on girls, Hunter will continue to rise for a few years yet.

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Famous People Named Hunter

Hunter Tylo, American actress and former model
Erin Hunter, the pen name of the writers of the Warriors Saga

Pop Culture References for the name Hunter

Hunter, main character of the Nickelodean movie "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," played by Victoria Justice
Hunter, from the movie "Bookies"
Hunter Wild, vampire hunter in "The Drake Chronicles" by Alyxandra Harvey, main female character of the third book