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217k
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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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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 72 0 72
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 95 7 88
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 253 9 244
1981 280 13 267
1982 325 6 319
1983 371 15 356
1984 473 16 457
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 12,073 997 11,076 #36 boy name
1999 12,329 844 11,485 #36 boy name
2000 13,248 714 12,534 #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 9,251 353 8,898 #49 boy name
2005 8,741 236 8,505 #53 boy name
2006 8,808 244 8,564 #54 boy name
2007 8,408 211 8,197 #58 boy name
2008 8,228 198 8,030 #54 boy name
2009 7,920 185 7,735 #56 boy name
2010 7,487 178 7,309 #59 boy name
2011 7,547 197 7,350 #55 boy name
2012 8,215 205 8,010 #45 boy name
2013 9,206 272 8,934 #36 boy name
2014 9,121 362 8,759 #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 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 12,534 babies. (That's a lot of baby Hunters)

According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Hunter" ranks #33 in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 325 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1996. Across the entire United States a total of 8,384 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.

English

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 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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Alternative Meanings

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

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 "Etnuhr". 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 May 28, 1968

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 Southern India approximately on 1700. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Hunter

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