"one who hunts"

Hunter Origin and Meaning

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

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.

# 807 in the US

Hunter Rank in US Top 1000

# 1747 on Nameberry

Hunter Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Hunter Popularity

Famous People Named Hunter

  • Hunter TyloAmerican actress and former model
  • Erin Hunterthe pen name of the writers of the Warriors Saga
  • Sophie HunterEnglish theatre director

Hunter in Pop Culture

  • Huntercharacter in Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere'
  • Huntermain character of the Nickelodean movie "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," played by Victoria Justice
  • Hunterfrom the movie "Bookies"
  • Hunter Wildvampire hunter in "The Drake Chronicles" by Alyxandra Harvey, main female character of the third book
  • Hunter Kowalskicharacter in Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo book series

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