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Meaning of Hunter

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The name Hunter has the following meaning:

A great huntsman and provider.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby boy name, Hunter is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 40 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Hunter fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 56 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Hunter in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Hunter is pronounced as hun-tur


Hunter originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Hunter and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Hunter: Boys - Britton, Bud, Burleigh, Burley, Case, Coy, Dart, Ellsworth, Ernest, Ezell, Felton, General, Guss, Hoke, Irl, Irwin, Jefferson, Jerrell, Jett, Lawyer, Layton, Girls - Alvina, Arvilla, Delise, Fannie, Fanny, Fleta, Fonda, Heather, Jalyn, Janelle, Jaycee, Jazmyne, Leeann, Liana, Lorri, Marilyn, Maryellen, Melinda, Nautica, Queen, Serenity, Both genders - Aubrey, Broderick, Cassidy, Dorothy, Gay, Infant, Larry, Lisa, London, Merritt, Paisley, Shelby, Tracy, Tyler


Popular Variants for the name Hunter: Hunt, Huntar, Hunte, Hunting, Huntir, Huntlar, Huntler, Huntlir, Huntlor, Huntlur, Huntlyr, Huntor, Huntur, Huntyng, Huntyr


Common nicknames for the name Hunter are: Hunter


We think the name Hunter should fall under the following style category: For Both Genders.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Hunter to be: Wealthy, friendly and carefree

In one word, you might describe Hunter as a(n) "carefree" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Hunter (or its variants) are:

Hunter Freeman, born on 8 January, a famous athlete. Hunter Freeman's background: An American soccer defender for Red Bull New York of Major League Soccer.

Hunter Andrew Pence , born on 13 April, a famous athlete. Hunter Andrew Pence 's background: A major league outfielder with the Houston Astros. Pence is 6' 4' tall, and weighs 210 pounds. He bats and throws right handed.

Hunter S. Thompson, born on 18 July, a famous media personality. Hunter S. Thompson's background: An American journalist and author, famous for his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become the central figures of their stories. He is also known for his promotion and use of psychedelics and other mind-altering substances (and to a lesser extent, alcohol and firearms), his libertarian views, and his iconoclastic contempt for authority.
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