Hunter Name Meaning & Origin

Hunter

Pronunciation: HUHN-ter (key)

Origin of the name Hunter:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Middle English hunte (a hunter, a huntsman). Short: Hunt.

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Comments and insights on the name Hunter: | Edit

Definitely a masculine name. Nice for a boy

As a girl with the name Hunter, I'll admit I do no love it, but it is unique for a girl.

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-My name is Hunter and I'm a girl. It's not something common, which makes it that much more interesting to have.

Years ago I saw a bulletin for the Junior League, a rich woman's club, and there was a lady listed named Hunter Harrison. I thought that name was so cool! But only a well-to-do lady with sophistication oozing from every pore can pull it off.

Nicknames for Hunter: | Edit

Hunty, Hunny, Hun

Meanings and history of the name Hunter: | Edit

strong, fighter, huntress, warrior, empress

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