Hunter - Meaning of Hunter
[ 2 syll. hun-ter, hu-nt-er ] The baby boy name Hunter is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is HHAHNT-er †. Hunter's origin, as well as its use, is in the English language. Its meaning is literally from the vocabulary word 'hunter'. The first name is from the surname which is itself derived from the job title.
Hunter is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1950s up to the 2000s. At the peak of its usage in 2000, 0.601% of baby boys were given the name Hunter. It ranked at #35 then. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.315% and its ranking #56, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its group. Hunter has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century. In 2017, the name Hunter was given to 17 times as many baby boys than girls.
† 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)"
A famous person named Hunter is Author, Hunter S. Thompson, born Hunter Stockton Thompson, 18 July 1937 - 20 February 2005, Louisville, Kentucky.