"one who hunts"

Hunter Origin and Meaning

The name Hunter is a boy's name of English origin meaning "one who hunts".

Hunter has been dropping a bit for the past few years but is still 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.

# 101 in the US

Hunter Rank in US Top 1000

# 460 on Nameberry

Hunter Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Hunter Popularity

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Famous People Named Hunter

  • Hunter Stockton ThompsonAmerican journalist and author
  • Hunter ParrishAmerican actor
  • Hunter FosterAmerican actor
  • Hunter ThomsenAmerican guitarist of band We the Kings
  • Hunter Andrew PenceAmerican baseball player
  • Hunter Myles MahanAmerican golfer
  • Hunter Easton HayesAmerican country music singer
  • Hunter Johanssontwin brother of actress Scarlett Johansson
  • (Robert) Hunter Bidenson of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
  • Hunter Bidengrandson of VP Joe Biden, son of late Beau Biden
  • Hunter TootooCanadian politician
  • Hunter Holmes Moss Jr.U.S. Congressman from West Virginia
  • Hunter CorbettAmerican missionary to China
  • Hunter Dwight SmithAmerican football player
  • Hunter Taverner HillenmeyerAmerican football player
  • Hunter Hearst Helmsley aka Triple H (born Paul Michael Levesque)American pro wrestler
  • Hunter GomezAmerican actor
  • (Edward) Hunter DaviesScottish journalist and author
  • Hunter Lawrence Burganbassist of American band AFI
  • Hunter Holmes McGuireAmerican physician and teacher
  • Hunter Everett JonesAmerican child model
  • Hunter CarsonAmerican actor; son of actress Karen Black and L.M. Kit Carson
  • Hunter Cocksson of fashion designer Collette Dinnigan and Bradley Cocks
  • Hunter Douglasson of actor Jerry Douglas
  • Hunter Howardson of actor Terrence Howard
  • Hunter Siebel Newsom (b. 2011)son of politician Gavin Newsom and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel
  • Hunter Lee Holloway (b. 2014)son of actor Josh Holloway
  • Hunter Fierison of TV chef Guy Fieri
  • Hunter Merry (b. 2012)son of TV presennter Sarah Cawood and Andy Merry
  • Hunter Brownson of reality TV personalities Kody and Jenelle Brown of "Sister Wives"
  • Hunter Fox Thompsonbaseball extraordinaire
  • Hunter Zion Bell (b. 2016)son of American actress Jurnee Smollett,Bell

Hunter in Pop Culture

  • Hunter Reycharacter from the Paranormal Activity series
  • Hunter the Cheetahcharacter in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
  • Hunter of Avalarcharacter in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
  • Hunter Huntsmanson of the Huntsman in the Ever After High series and TV show
  • Hunter Van Peltcharacter in movie "Jumanji"
  • Hunter BradleyCrimson Thunder Ranger on TV's "Power Rangers Ninja Storm"
  • Hunter Claringtoncharacter on TV's "Glee"
  • Hunter Niallcharacter in the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan
  • Huntercharacter in "The Next Step" CBBC series
  • "Hunters" American TV drama on Syfy
  • Hunter Zolomon aka Zoomcharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Hunter Maycharacter on TV's "Under the dome"
  • Hunter Raymondcharacter on TV's "The Office"