US Popularity:172
Meaning:One who hunts, pursuer
Hunter is a gender-neutral name of British origin that means “one who hunts, pursuer.” Parents on the prowl for the perfect name for baby might want to consider Hunter. Originally an occupational surname to identify professional hunters, this name hit the top 100 personal names in 1993. The name Hunter—and hunting in general—might not appeal to everyone, but if you value living off the land, this may be the name for baby. With an edgy and earthy appeal, Hunter is an excellent choice.

Famous People Named Hunter

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Hunter Hayes
    Country Singer
  • Hunter Payton
    TV Actor
  • Hunter Pence
    Baseball Player

Hunter Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Hunter is currently #361 on The Bump
Boy:Hunter is currently #211 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Hunter is currently #263 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Hunter is currently #172 in U.S. births
Boy:Hunter is currently #115 in U.S. births
Girl:Hunter is currently #807 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 27
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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