Name Hunter Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Hunter


Hunter is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Hunter thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Hunter?

The unisex name Hunter derived from an English surname for a hunter.

What does the name Hunter mean?

Hunter means “hunter” or “huntress” (from Old English “hunta”).

Hunter as a unisex name

If you like unusual names, the name Hunter is just right. The meaning of Hunter is very obvious through the direct English translation, but also powerful. Is Hunter a name for boys or for girls? In fact, neither - the name works as a unisex name in the US and also in other countries. In the English speaking world, boys have tended to be called Hunter, but the name is increasingly gaining acceptance as a girl’s name as well.

Middle names

Examples of a middle name combination for boys are Hunter Liam, Hunter Christian, Hunter Michael, Hunter James or Hunter Tobias. For a girl, you could give the combinations Hunter Rose, Hunter Cecilia, Hunter Jessica, Hunter Estelle or Hunter Violet.

Hunter in pop culture

  • A young actress and activist is Hunter Schafer (born 1998). In 2019, Hunter made her acting debut in the HBO series “Euphoria,” in which she portrayed transgender high school student Jules Vaughn. Hunter is transgender herself and has lived as a woman since her gender reassignment. She was recognized for her activism for more rights for trans people by Teen Vogue magazine’s “21 Under 21” list.
  • A rather famous lawyer is Hunter Biden (born 1970), the son of the 46th president of the United States of America, Joe Biden. Hunter is a lawyer and economy lobbyist. Over the past few years and during Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, Trump used the negative image of Hunter Biden against his father Joe. Hunter confessed to be an alcoholic and Cocaine addict and was released from his former position as a Marine Officer. Donald Trump used this negative publicity to discredit the Biden family.
  • Hunter x Hunter is the name of a successful manga series created by cartoonist Yoshihiro Togashi. There is also an anime series of the same name based on the story of the manga. The story revolves around young Gon Freeks , who wants to become a “Hunter” while trying to find his father.
  • The name Hunter is also found in a video game series, namely the Monster Hunter series. The action game is published by the developer studio Capcom. The first part of the game series was released in 2004 and in 2021 “Monster Hunter Stories 2” hit the stores. The game also has an online function.
  • The fact that the name Hunter also works as a surname is shown by Sophie Hunter (born 1978). The British artist is in the field of theater, music and film. She is also known for her marriage to prominent actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The couple married in 2015 and have three sons: Christopher Carlton, Hal Auden and Finn.

Pronunciation of Hunter

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Popularity of the name Hunter

The name Hunter is ranked #850 overall.

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