Gender: Male Meaning of Hunter: "one who hunts" Origin of Hunter: English Hunter's Popularity in 2018: #56

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.

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Rank in US: #56

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SerenaZayne123 Says:



TechnoKitten Says:


I'm kinda starting to like this name.

Cherilyn Says:


Used this name too for a girl. Think it's a great name and nothing wrong with it. It's not about killing animals or about violence. To me, it's about searching determinedly for someone or something. There is more then one type of 'hunt'.

Ziggy2112 Says:


I'm a female Hunter. Do you despise my parents? You're being quite dramatic.

Toronto87 Says:


I get the automatic image of animal carcasses when I hear this name. I'm not against hunting, but that's just what I can't help thinking of when i hear this name.

Shaybaby1 Says:


Can't stand anything about this "name". I abhor hunting and hunters and see only images of poor, innocent creatures with their life stolen from them when I hear it. I automatically despise any parent who names their child this overused monstrosity. And, oh god, it's even worse for a poor little girl...

eveyalecia Says:


I also don't think of the word "hunter." To me, the name just sounds very pleasing-- I'd even characterize it as soft-sounding.

stella2007 Says:


When i hear the name Hunter, i actually don't think of a 'hunter'. I think it's a strong distinct name for a male. I'm sure a lot of people won't like it though.

nipnerb Says:


People should go with something like Henry instead.

Leah3456 Says:


After a long time of disliking this name, I have came around to really loving this name again!

IsolationHedge Says:


I don't really agree with the practice of hunting, and with Cecil the lion, you can probably see why I'm not a fan of this name. However, it has a nice sound so I can see the appeal.

babymagic Says:


Predation and carnage on the one hand, bargains on the other.

CatherineAnn Says:


I love this name! I think it is a very strong choice for parents to consider

Josie Says:


If I had triplet boys I would name them Hunter, River and Harvest!!!

Guest Says:


I won't use choice language but I'll just say Hunter Moore is complete and absolute trash and that turns me off completely from this name unfortunately.