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Hunter

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How popular is the baby name Hunter in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1881 6 0 6
1882 10 0 10
1883 6 0 6
1884 6 0 6
1885 10 0 10
1886 7 0 7
1888 16 0 16
1889 11 0 11
1890 8 0 8
1891 11 0 11
1892 11 0 11
1893 12 0 12
1894 9 0 9
1895 7 0 7
1896 15 0 15
1897 8 0 8
1898 10 0 10
1899 10 0 10
1900 12 0 12
1901 8 0 8
1902 21 6 15
1903 5 0 5
1904 17 0 17
1905 14 0 14
1906 13 0 13
1907 13 0 13
1908 15 0 15
1909 13 0 13
1910 16 0 16
1911 17 0 17
1912 28 0 28
1913 36 0 36
1914 42 0 42
1915 50 0 50
1916 47 0 47
1917 60 0 60
1918 68 0 68
1919 55 0 55
1920 68 0 68
1921 53 5 48
1922 56 0 56
1923 69 0 69
1924 67 0 67
1925 35 0 35
1926 60 0 60
1927 56 0 56
1928 55 0 55
1929 61 0 61
1930 41 0 41
1931 49 0 49
1932 52 0 52
1933 34 0 34
1934 45 0 45
1935 44 0 44
1936 22 0 22
1937 35 0 35
1938 32 0 32
1939 39 0 39
1940 36 0 36
1941 33 0 33
1942 41 0 41
1943 42 0 42
1944 41 0 41
1945 49 0 49
1946 60 0 60
1947 68 0 68
1948 49 0 49
1949 51 0 51
1950 49 0 49
1951 49 0 49
1952 50 0 50
1953 42 0 42
1954 68 0 68
1955 55 0 55
1956 61 0 61
1957 79 5 74
1958 62 0 62
1959 67 0 67
1960 70 0 70
1961 71 0 71
1962 76 0 76
1963 68 0 68
1964 76 0 76
1965 69 0 69
1966 71 5 66
1967 82 0 82
1968 93 0 93
1969 99 0 99
1970 113 0 113
1971 100 0 100
1972 84 0 84
1973 94 7 87
1974 92 0 92
1975 108 0 108
1976 142 11 131
1977 170 10 160
1978 157 10 147
1979 207 10 197
1980 252 9 243
1981 280 13 267
1982 326 6 320
1983 371 15 356
1984 474 16 458
1985 586 20 566
1986 698 26 672
1987 818 14 804
1988 1,013 36 977
1989 1,233 29 1,204
1990 1,425 37 1,388
1991 1,964 39 1,925
1992 2,659 119 2,540
1993 4,263 471 3,792 #97 boy name
1994 6,405 821 5,584 #67 boy name
1995 7,488 775 6,713 #53 boy name
1996 8,384 782 7,602 #47 boy name
1997 9,133 728 8,405 #44 boy name
1998 12,075 997 11,078 #36 boy name
1999 12,329 844 11,485 #36 boy name
2000 13,249 714 12,535 #35 boy name
2001 11,961 628 11,333 #36 boy name
2002 11,555 472 11,083 #38 boy name
2003 10,223 324 9,899 #41 boy name
2004 9,252 353 8,899 #49 boy name
2005 8,743 236 8,507 #53 boy name
2006 8,809 244 8,565 #54 boy name
2007 8,410 211 8,199 #58 boy name
2008 8,229 198 8,031 #54 boy name
2009 7,921 185 7,736 #56 boy name
2010 7,490 178 7,312 #59 boy name
2011 7,549 197 7,352 #55 boy name
2012 8,220 205 8,015 #45 boy name
2013 9,215 273 8,942 #36 boy name
2014 9,153 362 8,791 #40 boy name
2015 8,640 356 8,284 #41 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Hunter baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 225,597 babies born with the name Hunter in the United States. That's more than enough Hunters to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Hunter" was in 2000 with a total of 12,535 babies. (That's a lot of baby Hunters)

According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Hunter" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 109 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2011. Across the entire United States a total of 7,549 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Hunter popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Hunter" mean? The list below shows the origins of Hunter as well as things modernly associated with the name Hunter such as celebrities named Hunter.

Origin and Meaning of Hunter

The name "Hunter" is of English origin, and it means "One Who Hunts". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes is a singer-songwriter specializing in cajun and country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Hunter was born in 1991 as Hunter Easton Hayes.

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Hunter Parrish

Hunter Parrish is an actor and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Hunter was born in 1987 in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

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Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is a journalist and author. Hunter was born in 1937 as Hunter Stockton Thompson in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Hunter Tylo

Hunter Tylo is an actress and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Hunter was born in 1962 as Deborah Jo Hunter in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Hunter

Hunter Biden
Hunter Boots
Hunter Ceiling Fans
Hunter Fans
Hunter S Thompson
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter Douglas
Hunter Pence
Hunter Johnson

Alternative Meanings

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

U is for useful, always to others.

N is for nice, need I say more?

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Your name in reverse order is "Retnuh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hnerut". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Hunter born Jan 7, 1948

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 1175. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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