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217k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Hunter

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: One Who Hunts
  • #336 All Time
  • #40 in 2014
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188012012
1881606
188210010
1883606
1884606
188510010
1886707
188816016
188911011
1890808
189111011
189211011
189312012
1894909
1895707
189615015
1897808
189810010
189910010
190012012
1901808
190221615
1903505
190417017
190514014
190613013
190713013
190815015
190913013
191016016
191117017
191228028
191336036
191442042
191550050
191647047
191760060
191868068
191955055
192068068
192153548
192256056
192369069
192467067
192535035
192660060
192756056
192855055
192961061
193041041
193149049
193252052
193334034
193445045
193544044
193622022
193735035
193832032
193939039
194036036
194133033
194241041
194342042
194441041
194549049
194660060
194768068
194849049
194951051
195049049
195149049
195250050
195342042
195468068
195555055
195661061
195779574
195862062
195967067
196070070
196172072
196276076
196368068
196476076
196569069
196671566
196782082
196893093
196999099
19701130113
19711000100
197284084
197395788
197492092
19751080108
197614211131
197717010160
197815710147
197920710197
19802539244
198128013267
19823256319
198337115356
198447316457
198558620566
198669826672
198781814804
19881,01336977
19891,233291,204
19901,425371,388
19911,964391,925
19922,6591192,540
19934,2634713,792#97 boy name
19946,4058215,584#67 boy name
19957,4887756,713#53 boy name
19968,3847827,602#47 boy name
19979,1337288,405#44 boy name
199812,07399711,076#36 boy name
199912,32984411,485#36 boy name
200013,24871412,534#35 boy name
200111,96162811,333#36 boy name
200211,55547211,083#38 boy name
200310,2233249,899#41 boy name
20049,2513538,898#49 boy name
20058,7412368,505#53 boy name
20068,8082448,564#54 boy name
20078,4082118,197#58 boy name
20088,2281988,030#54 boy name
20097,9201857,735#56 boy name
20107,4871787,309#59 boy name
20117,5471977,350#55 boy name
20128,2152058,010#45 boy name
20139,2062728,934#36 boy name
20149,1213628,759#40 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Hunter? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 216,896 babies born with the name Hunter in the United States. That's more than enough Hunters to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared 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 12,534 babies. (That's a lot of baby Hunters)

According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Hunter" ranks #23 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 127 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2007. Across the entire United States a total of 8,408 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Hunter" mean?

Hunter (English): One Who Hunts

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

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for realist, the way you are.

Your name in reverse order is "Retnuh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enhtur". 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.

Where is the name Hunter popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Hunter in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Hunter

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 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 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 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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Past life for Hunter born Oct 2, 1951

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Name poster for Hunter

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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