[ 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.
Hunter is a somewhat popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. 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 suffered a steep decline in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #823 with a usage of 0.018%, having regained its popularity somewhat in the recent decade. Out of all girl names in its family, Hunter was the most popular. In the last century Hunter has mainly been a boy name. There were 17 times more boys than girls who were named Hunter in 2017.
† 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)" More about famous people named Hunter:
More about famous people named Hunter: