Gender: Male Origin of Shooter: Word name

The name Shooter is a boy's name of English origin. Shooter and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Compromise and pass it on!".

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Previously known only as the nickname of Waylon "Shooter" Jennings, Jr., who's married to Sopranos star Drea DeMatteo, the violent Shooter recently became a proper name when painter Julian Schnabel used it for his newborn son with gallerist May Andersen: The little boy is named Shooter Sandhed Julian Schnabel, Jr. Does this mean that Schnabel's own first name is really Shooter? We're not buying that and see Shooter as a too-cool addition to such trendy badass baby names as Breaker and Rebel.

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vikablaire Says:



Bassilly Says:


I totally agree. It makes me think of school shooters.

beachbear Says:


If I could make one name illegal, and only one name...guess which?

sometimeschessie Says:


Don't forget the easy mockery in phrases like "straight shooter" and "shooting blanks."

nipnerb Says:


What has out messed up society come to?

MarisaRath Says:


Please don't use this name. It's not edgy it's dumb and careless. It's like you're trying to set the path for your child to be a mass shooter. If you want a masculine name there are plenty more.. Butch, Bruno, Max..

Hailey Says:


All I can think of is Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore.

lesliemarion Says:


How "patriotic", how moronic.

Zelliew Says:


Oh yeah ! What a pity they didn't have another son

JessicaRK467 Says:


When I was a teenager I babysat for a couple with three son's named Gunnar, Hunter and Fisher. I'm not even joking. Even as a teenager I knew their names were ridiculous.

They probably would have loved Shooter!

Zelliew Says:


Exactly !

hazelmae Says:


So now we are promoting violence by naming our children violent things? *sigh* Some parents have no sense...

Guest Says:


Gunnar ONLY.

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fuzzycub Says:


What a horrible choice. Shooter can have brothers named Gunner, Killer, Bomber, and Terrorist.

TaylorBlueSkye Says:


I'm sorry but I feel this is a name only stupid people would chose.

lesliemarion Says:


Breaker and Rebel would be allowed at school; I can't imagine Shooter being. Such celebrity name choices should be viewed as egomaniacal ravings only.

DryLake Says:


"Excuse me... Is there a Shooter here?" and "This is Shooter." ...
I'm not sure if this is the smartest name to give your child, but thumbs up for creativity, I guess.

raevynstar Says:


NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO. The biggest rule for baby-naming is: don't name your child something that is a synonym for killer. D: