[ 2 syll. hun-ter, hu-nt-er ] The baby girl name Hunter is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced HHAHNT-er †. Hunter's origin and use are both in the English language. Its meaning is derived literally from the vocabulary word hunter. It represents the transferred use of the job title, the surname, and the vocabulary word as a given name. See Hunter for more information. Forms of Hunter include the names Hunta and Huntar.
Hunter is a rare baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1998, 0.051% of baby girls were named Hunter. It had a ranking of #304 then. The baby name has fallen from favor since then, and is of only sporadic use now. Out of all girl names in its family, Hunter was nevertheless the most popular in 2012. In the last century Hunter has mainly been a boy name. There were 24 times more boys than girls who were named Hunter in 2004.
† Pronunciation for Hunter: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"