Hunter

Hunter - A unique male name



  May 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Hunter, meaning one who hunts, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #689. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Hunter and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Hunter? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Hunter. The baby boy name Hunter was given to 7,967 baby boys in 2012, ranking #45 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 206 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Hunter peaked in popularity 17 years ago in 2000 on position 35.



Famous with this name

Holly Hunter
Bill Hunter
Sarah Hunter


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Hunter is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Hunter is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #5 - and is the least popular in District of Columbia at position #263.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Hunter is where you live.


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Hunter origin and meaning

Hunter is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means one who hunts. To see famous people named Hunter, pop culture references for the name Hunter and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Hunter

We've found the following names that sound similar to Hunter, sorted by popularity.

Henderson / Hendrix / Hendrick / Hendrik /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201245
201155
201059
200956
200854
200757
200654
200553
200449
200341
200238
200136
200035
199936
199836
199744
199647
199553
199467
199397
1992134
1991167
1990219
1989224
1988243
1987268
1986309
1985340
1984382
1983442
1982473
1981515
1980553
1979633
1978726
1977710
1976714
1975850
1974826
1973827
1972824
1971803
1970813
1969805
1968805
1967862
19661364
1965858
1964916
1963895
1962845
1961895
1960871
1959959
19581355
1957926
19561067
19551098
1954951
19531291
1952980
19511168
19501110
19491079
19481084
1947889
1946920
19451147
19441033
19431172
19421103
19401079
19391177
19381205
19371207
19361565
19351018
19341131
19331047
1932800
1931863
19301725
1929793
1928898
19271056
1926811
19251081
1924897
1923883
19221009
1921932
1920888
1919889
1918797
1917782
19161005
1915783
1914713
1913692
1912689

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia5
Arkansas7
Wyoming9
Montana9
Idaho10
Oklahoma12
Maine13
Kentucky14
Missouri18
Hawaii22
Vermont22
Iowa24
North Dakota25
Oregon25
Indiana26
Alabama26
Mississippi29
Washington30
Louisiana30
Tennessee30
New Hampshire35
Wisconsin35
Alaska36
Kansas36
Ohio39
Virginia41
North Carolina43
Michigan43
South Carolina43
Pennsylvania44
Minnesota46
Nebraska47
Utah49
Illinois49
Georgia49
Arizona50
Colorado50
Connecticut53
Rhode Island53
Florida53
Nevada55
Massachusetts59
Delaware62
South Dakota64
New York65
Maryland65
New Mexico73
Texas79
New Jersey84
California93
District of Columbia263

Even more about Hunter


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Hunter a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Hunter?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2000
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Hunter
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 206
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +7,967

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