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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Hunter
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Hunter in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Hunter:
Records indicate that 187,279 boys in the United States have been named Hunter since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2000, when 12,526 people in the U.S. were given the name Hunter. Those people are now 19 years old.
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Comments about the name Hunter
Based on the comments submitted below
15 Positive Comments
"Our son is named Hunter and we love it! We gave him 2 middle names, Reilly Kennedy and he really seems to like it too. A few times he?s confused with Conner or his name is pronounced ?Hunner?. We think it?s a strong masculine name but I also think it?s a great name for a girl. Our daughter?s named Taylor & that?s a great complimentary name to Hunter. There are a couple of other Hunters in his school but not too many." Nov. 28, 2018:
"A friend of mine is named Hunter and it fits him nicely" Jan. 20, 2011:
"My brother's name is Hunter.
It fits im well because it is a strong name and he is going to live to be strong.
Yeah, people do misspronounce it Hunner (missing the t)" Dec. 27, 2008:
"My son's name is Hunter and he has grown to be a very special educated young man. He is from the south, not pretentious, and he lives to hunt." Nov. 17, 2008:
"Our son is named Hunter, which is my maiden name. We love it!! Some people do mispronounce it and comes out sounding like Hunner (missing the t). It's a strong name and it fits our son perfectly." Apr. 30, 2008:
"I don't know where people get that it's "pretentious" it doesn't sound "pretentious" to me anyway. I'm using it as the name of the main character in the book I'm writing" Apr. 2, 2008:
"I love the name Hunter! It's so masculine and strong. If I have a son, that's what I want to name him:Hunter Nathaniel" Mar. 27, 2007:
"I love it and am planning to call my son Hunter John McCoy, its a name with definition." Mar. 9, 2007:
"Hunter is a great name... theres philosophical meaning to it-which might be prententious unto itself but who cares! And yeah, my sons name's Hunter; Hunter Storm to be exact- and he loves it! -guess what it was doing when he was born??? Hunter and my daughter have unique, beautiful names which we believe really contributed to their personalities and independant identities... Incidentally, my daughters name is Spirit; Spirit Snow (guess again?). Take them as they are folks-they're unique and beautiful names just like them!" Feb. 20, 2007:
"My sons name is Hunter too. You think it's pretentious? Hmm wonder what your name is." Oct. 13, 2006:
"My son's name is Hunter and he and we as a family are anything but pretentious...now Preston..there's a pretentious name!" Sep. 21, 2006:
"My son's name is Hunter, and I absolutely love it! It fits him perfectly. It's very masculine, and I get compliments on it all the time. I happen to like names that end in "er", and have met a lot of people that do too." Jul. 15, 2006:
"Love it and love to hear others say it . . it's straightforward, strong, elegant, and friendly -- all at once." May. 31, 2006:
"love this name if our baby is a boy that's what we're calling it. my husband thinks it's a very strong name for a boy and I agree" Mar. 23, 2006:
"My son's name is Hunter. We're in the South, and no one mispronounces it. I've also not met a lot of other people with this name." Jun. 23, 2005:
6 Negative Comments
"First, it is greatly overused. Secondly, it sounds like parents are trying too hard to create some sort of alpha male family scion. Pretentious bordering on offensive." Jul. 3, 2019:
"I named my son Hunter and he ended up being a vegetarian and not liking to hunt??" Mar. 20, 2016:
"I am a second grade teacher and I had three Hunters in my room this past year. It is a cute name but it is highly overused. Come on parents, try to be a little more creative!" Jul. 16, 2007:
"don't like it.. this isn't a name it is something u become when u are hunting animals" Feb. 3, 2007:
"Agree with the work pretentious. The only place a man can get away with this name is perhaps in the South (not meant to be offensive toward Southerners)." Jan. 7, 2007:
"Truly dislike this name, as well as all other names ending with "er"..I once heard a woman in a store calling her
3 sons: Come here Tanner, Hunter, Sumner. No kidding. I have to agree with the other poster - sounds pretentious." Jul. 10, 2005:
5 Neutral Comments
"My son's name is Hunter. I did not realize it was so popular. My son actually has three last names. Hunter Keeth and followed by my husbands last name. Hunter was my grandmothers maiden name and his middle name Keeth was my maiden name. It also went well with his older sister Hannah Joe (Joe after her Father). I love the name Hunter because of the family ties, it feels strong and it fits him well!" Oct. 17, 2009:
"Hunter is NOT a pretentious name AT ALL. Believe me, preppy rich kids are not named Hunter. IF then they are named Hunt or Holden but definitely not Hunter." Oct. 4, 2009:
"I LOVE THE NAME!!ALTHOUGH IT IS OVER POPULATED.BUT ALL THE CUTE BOYS ARE NAMED HUNTER!LOL" Dec. 4, 2007:
"It is a masculine name, but really really overdone. I prefere names that are strong and masculine, but not ones that are everywhere. If my child is going to have to go to school and be "Hunter F." because there are so many of them, it's a good chance I would never name him that!" Oct. 22, 2007:
"I named my son Hunter in 1995 and have had many compliments. The name suits him perfectly...and no, he does not hunt." Aug. 10, 2006:
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