Comments for the name Hunter


Comments for HUNTER:

Hunter S. Thompson was the famous father of Gonzo journalism, most famous for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
-- ars musica  11/30/2005
I do not like this name at all. First of all, I don't like the idea of hunting for deer or anything, so why would I name my son Hunter? It sounds very hickish and stupid.
-- dmforsythe  12/22/2005
I love the name Hunter. My husband named my son Hunter because of his love of hunting. He and his father go on duck hunting weekends and some deer hunting. We even hang them on the wall. We are not "hickish".
-- hconner  3/14/2006
My name is Hunter! Hunting is not stupid. The name Hunter rocks! It is not hickish or stupid.
-- bettefinger  3/28/2007
I think Hunter is an ugly name for a girl.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2005
Hunter is the dumbest name ever! And Hunter is hickish!
-- WWE Champion  4/23/2006
I like the name Hunter and do prefer it for a boy, definitely not a girl.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
I think Hunter is a great name for a girl. I think it's different and a bit strange, I also think it gives strength to whomever bears it.
-- ayn_shula  6/2/2006
Great masculine name for a boy.
-- Mithos514  6/7/2006
Definitely a very boyish, masculine name. Being a girl I am glad my parents didn't name me Hunter, I would go for a name change.
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2006
This name is way too violent to bestow on a little boy. What if he grows up to be a docile hippie vegatarian type?
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/25/2006
I HATE this name. I think that to hunt now is horrid, because we don't need to hunt to survive now. I'm sorry to anyone who might be name Hunter, but I really don't like the name.
-- nelirosala  7/29/2006
I would name a boy this, mostly because it is my maiden name. Like most gender-switched names, it sounds terrible for a girl. There is a castle (well, ruins) in Scotland from the Hunter family.
-- anotheremily  8/4/2006
I love the name Hunter but not for a girl. I never knew it was for a girl. Even though the word 'Hunt' is in it, the action of hunting does not come into my mind. It's probably because I know a 4 year old boy named Hunter, and he is the sweetest thing. And the name Hunter is not "hickish".
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2006
Hunter is most definitely a boy's name! My friend's little sister's name is Hunter, which is just weird.
-- xKatiex  9/9/2006
Bad bad bad choice for either gender. What wonderful and positive associations one could attribute to this name. *much eyerollage*
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2006
I think hunting, except if it's because you absolutely need the meat, is sick and cruel. To me the name Hunter is like naming someone Killer.
-- Caprice  11/7/2006
My name is Hunter, and I am a girl, and I don't really dislike my name for the reason that it has the word hunt in it. I think that it's an alright name, I'm just mad that my parents named me after some cancelled 80's television show, and for the fact that they named my older brother Chase, which apparently mean basically the same thing! Most people that I know or meet say that they like my name so I don't really care.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2006
I like it quite a bit on a boy.
-- khaotickharma  12/31/2006
My son's middle name is Hunter. His first is Austin. We love it and think that Hunter sounds very classy. Far from hickish. We also hunt and that is why I used it for his middle name and his father has Indian in him which I thought was very appropriate. We have had nothing but great comments on his name. Oh and by the way funny to say but he is very athletic, can be a bit snobby, and can be full of himself. LOL. Who is to say those are bad traits though? Anyone I have ever known with those traits are confident and go far in life!
-- Anonymous User  1/18/2007
I adore this name on a girl. I would use it too, the only thing is I dislike hunting itself. Odd I know, but I'd still use the name.
-- tigerlilly  1/21/2007
John Hunter was a renowned Scottish surgeon, private physician to King George III. He made great contributions in the study of inflammation, digestion, dentistry, fetal blood supply, and the lymphatic system. His brother William Hunter was an anatomist, obstetrician, and the physician to Queen Charlotte. The Royal College of Surgeons of England founded The Hunterian Museum at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London in their honor.
-- electrainstead  1/22/2007
Some of these comments are so ridiculous, Hunter is just an English surname turned trendy first name just like Mason. What is so silly about all this is that you people use this site and certain names (like George) to express your political and personal views on things. Hunter is not that great of a name in itself but not because I am so ignorant as to say "killing animals is bad" - not only do people around the world have to hunt for food but people right here in the U.S. do also. But as I said I do not think this is the place to express these views so here is what I think: Hunter is an OK name. I think it is a bit trendy, I think it is stupid on a girl and I think people are taking the name way to literally.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2007
It's funny how everyone is bashing this name because "hunting is bad and no longer needed". There must be a lot of vegetarians on here because raising animals to be slaughtered is so much more humane. I personally think Hunter is a fantastic name for a boy. It’s natural and has a defined feeling of strength in it.
-- Nerissa  5/4/2007
I love the name Hunter for either gender. Also, I think the idea of being self-reliant, like a Hunter, is a very positive association for a child. As someone said above me, raising animals for slaughter is much less humane than hunting. Wild animals are free to live as intended, and have a fighting chance of survival.
-- KrisMichelle  6/23/2007
This is the name of Gil Grissom's personal doctor and old friend on CSI, Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire the Forth. McGuire's ancestor, the orginal Hunter H. (also for Holmes) McGuire, was the surgeon who tried unsucessfully to save Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's life when he was wounded by his own men during the Battle of Chancellorsville, which took place during the American Civil War.
-- johnnyreb  6/23/2007
I have this name, and never really relate it to the act of hunting or killing an animal more to the effect of how someone who has a derivative of "warrior" doesn't think of themselves as one who wars, just that a warrior is fierce and masculine.
-- akheil  9/10/2007
I like the name Hunter for a boy. Too masculine for a girl I think. And being a Hunter isn't hickish, it is (or should be) providing for your family instead of doing the easy thing and picking up a hamburger from town that is from an animal who was humiliated, mistreated and killed in a irreverent and sadistic way. There is nothing wrong with providing food for yourself or your family, as long as you do it in a humane way. I think it's a noble name. And you can also see it as a hunter for herbs/veg/berries.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2007
I don't really like this name for a girl.
-- CharlieRob  10/8/2007
The name Hunter is a fabulous name for a boy. Strong & masculine. This name will stand the test of time because of the strength and beauty of the name. To think that it is "hickish" is ridiculous. It is a name of English origin, with roots far back as a last name and a first. It is becoming popular, but not like the Michaels and the Jacobs.
-- macgirl  11/8/2007
It's good for a boy and it sounds SO pretty on a girl, too!
-- mistyluv4ever  12/6/2007
This name is great, like all occupational first names. I have named my son Accountant and my daughter's name is Custodian, but the next will be Hunter.
-- Agonotheta  12/10/2007
Totally stupid redneck name. What next? Butcher? Mechanic? At the very least, it sounds very masculine. I was shocked to find out that some parents actually give their girls this name. Geez, some people have no brains whatsoever. All the beautiful names out there for girls, and they pick "Hunter"?
-- Anonymous User  2/2/2008
Hunter definitely sounds hickish to me.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/16/2008
I think calling someone Hunter is a little ridiculous. It's like you have expectations of them to become a hunter. As said above, what if they're a vegatarian?

I think one of the other reasons people give their kids 'masculine' names like Hunter is because they don't want them to 'catch teh gay'. This is a stupid reason.

I do have a soft spot for Hunter though. It's an awful guilty pleasure of mine, maybe fit for a middle name slot.
-- Clodagh  3/30/2008
I'm in the minority here but I like it for a girl.
-- number1212  4/22/2008
Atrocious for any other females than tomboyish girls. Will sound very strange on feminine girls and women. Plus, the name is tacky and trashy, and it has that redneck feel to it somehow, so it won't work on any edgy, cool, androgynous or indie-esque women either, like Devon might, for instance.
-- slight night shiver  4/23/2008
The hero of the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan is named Hunter. I used to hate the name Hunter, because Hunter is synonymous with killer in my book, and I'm against hunting and killing (I myself am a vegetarian), but since reading Sweep, I like this name! The character Hunter is pretty much the perfect man, and because of him I now like the name Hunter. Every time I see this name, now I won't think "killer", I'll think "Hunter from Sweep! The perfect man!" I love the character Hunter, so now I love his name!
-- harry_sent_me  4/29/2008
When I hear the name Hunter I think of those 19th century paintings with men in red jackets on horses with packs of hunting dogs. Qail hunting and deer hunting is also a long-standing tradition in my dad's family. I think it is a noble and unusual name, and while I've met boys named Hunter, I think it would be a wonderfully elegant and androgynous name for a girl.
-- SkyeSu  5/17/2008
Hunter is also the name of Scott Westerfeld's main character in 'So Yesterday'.

I love the name Hunter, as well. When I first thought of it seriously as a name, I didn't associate it with hunting of the killing of animals. It doesn't sound 'hick'ish at all.
-- goldee-locks  6/7/2008
First of all, is "hickish" even a word? Either way, I don't know how in any way that the name Hunter is redneck, hickish, etc. I like this name for a boy, never a girl. I have met a Hunter before and he was nice, not redneck or hickish.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2008
This sounds like a name parents want to use to force machismo onto their child. It's also getting too popular. And it also makes me think of that annoying cheetah from the Spyro games.
-- bananarama  8/18/2008
Shame on all of you who've said such mean things about this great name. We named our beautiful daughter, Hunter. For research we looked up info and unfortunately we looked in the wrong place. Nothing but retarded and idiotic comments that are just meant to be hurtful. An up lifting experience it was NOT. The name Hunter, male or female is a strong and proud name!
-- boehringer  8/25/2008
An utterly dreadful name. If you hunt for sport, you are by definition a hick. If you hunt for food, whatever. This name is both hideous and far too trendy.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2008
Ok, my name is Hunter, and guess what? I'M A GIRL! So stop talking crap about my name, I am proud to have it.
-- butterfly1945  9/9/2008
This is my oldest son's name and I thought it was a very nice name for a little boy. Never thought of it as meaning he would have to hunt anything. When I hear it I usully think of the color hunter green.
-- bflykisses  9/19/2008
I think it takes a certain type of guy to pull of the name Hunter. I have known three Hunters in my life, one so bookish it was hilarious on him, another so cocky and rednecky it was disgusting. The last one it fit perfectly, he was both quiet and confident.
-- Maeve333  11/18/2008
I think Hunter is a good name for a scary person. It would have made a good name for Batman, if it wasn't already Bruce. And, being from a family of country hicks myself, I demand to know what is so wrong with things that are 'hickish'.
-- welovejamesarness  11/22/2008
I'm not really into occupational names. (It is a fine occupation that is both vital and culturally significant in many parts of the world. I don't hunt, but I know that deer exist to be eaten by other things. Something is going to kill them sooner or later.) This one is a little too blunt for me and it is definitely too masculine for a girl. I don't know why people would even use it for a girl.
-- gio2475  12/22/2008
Hunter Tylo is a female actress who had played Taylor Hayes on the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, since 1990.
-- faye  1/24/2009
This is such a hick name! When I think of the name Hunter I think of a little boy with his shirt off in the country running around barefoot with a bbgun shooting geese and saying "yee-haw!" and "aint" and just a huge hillbilly accent. Why don't we also name children "fisher" etc. if we name them Hunter. I also can't imagine a 45 year old man being taken seriously applying for jobs or in the corporate world with the name "Hunter."

When I saw that it was feminine I think of the same thing except on a girl who looks like a boy who was born in some redneck family and was hoping for a boy and she looked like a boy so let's call her "Hunter" and we'll name our other daughter "fisher" and our other daughter "woodsman". Why not use a more pretty feminine name?
-- becca_marciano  1/25/2009
As I read through the list of comments left about this name, I realized how rude and judgmental people are. All of the comments of Hunter being a 'hickish' name (is that even a word?) and about it being a horrible name for a girl are incredibly rude to the people with the name Hunter, such as myself. I am a girl with the name Hunter, and I am definitely not a 'hick' or a 'tomboy', as the majority of comments believe girls with the name Hunter are. Having the name Hunter shows you are strong and independent, it doesn't show that you shoot deer or duck as a sport. I admit, most of my family does hunt as a sport (and for those of you who think its disgusting to hunt as a sport, we eat what we kill. We don't just kill for fun). I would recommend the name Hunter to anyone, whether they are having a baby boy or a girl. It's a wonderful name, and, in my opinion, more original for a girl than the more common Jessica or Amanda.
-- itshunter  3/3/2009
My little brother's name is Hunter and yes he does like hunting and no he is not a hick (I promise even though most hicks probably wouldnt admit it!) But yeah I do agree it would be a little hard being taken seriously when he gets older in the business world.
-- kittykat95  4/12/2009
OK, I do think that Hunter does sound kind of hick-ish. But you know what else? I LOVE this name. I have a friend with this name, and he is a really nice, good, not-hickish person. (If you knew ABOUT him you'd think so.) I've met girls with this name and I like it on them, but I don't like it as a girls' name, if that makes sense. Oh, and I hate the way it comes out when I say it because I have a Southern accent and it comes out HUNN-ER. But yeah I do like this name anyway. ☺
-- baileymarissa  6/5/2009
Sorry to anyone named this. Hunter should only be a DOG's name!
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2009
I'm not a fan of the name. But I don't think it's stupid or 'hickish'. It's a decent name that I think fits more on boys than it does girls- however, I do know a girl named Hunter, and it really suits her.
-- _clippit_  7/19/2009
My name is Hunter, and I like it as a boy or girl name. It's a pretty good dog name too, especially for labradors. And also, saying this name is for hicks is total BS! In my area, we don't have rednecks, or even anyone like them! It's not too violent to name someone this either, because other things come to mind when thinking of this name!
-- Canadianboy13  7/29/2009
I'll name my daughter Hunter, I think it's great name!
-- Anonymous User  8/28/2009
If people have to name their daughters this, they should at least be grammatically correct and go with Huntress.
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2009
I like the name on a boy but it is too masculine for a girl.
-- Ranchie  10/20/2009
I don't particularly like this name or many other occupation names, and I DO know of a boy named Fisher and it's funny since his last name is Lord. On a personal note, hunting is a necessity in many areas of America. If there were no hunters many areas would be absolutely overrun with deer. As others have stated hunting is much more humane than the cruel processing of animals by the meat industries. Stop all the "hick" bashing. People from rural areas find urbanites abhorrent in many ways but you don't hear about it so much because they tend to not be so rude. There is no need to hate what is simply different than you and not harmful in any way. Also, I think it is important to give your personal impressions of words associated with a name since it will give people the full picture of what others think when they hear the name, it's totally not out of bounds to discuss your opinion on hunting when giving your impressions on the name Hunter. That is all.
-- Ursa_Minor  12/16/2009
In Britain this name would be perceived as 'chavvy'; chavvy is best translated as rough, common, poorly educated.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2010
I love this name, I think that anyone ripping on it because of its relation to hunting is ridiculous. I don't find it "hickish" at all. I've never heard anything bad about this name until I read the comments on here. My best friend's name is Hunter, it was his mother's maiden name.
-- Anonymous User  10/19/2010
I agree. Hunter should only be used for a dog. A male dog that could actually be useful in hunting.
-- Anonymous User  11/5/2010
I hate how people put a strong masculine name on a girl and claim it to be feminine! It seems to have been a 'trend' in the late 90s & 21st century.
-- MirandaIrie  12/23/2010
This name is really hickish. On a girl it's even worse.
-- Chrila96  12/29/2010
I can't imagine it on anyone over the age of eleven. And who in their right mind would name their little girl Hunter?
-- Black_X  12/30/2010
Well my name is Hunter and I am nowhere near a hick. And I am a girl. I like to hunt occasionally and I think it's stupid that people think girls and guys can't have the same names. At least my name is unique so thanks (:
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2011
Makes a great middle name for Dick or Mike.
-- keepitreal  1/22/2011
Such mean comments on such an awesome name! My best friend's baby brother, who was born yesterday, is named Hunter William. And he's the cutest thing ever! So sweet. I love this name!
Oh, and this was also supposed to be my name, and I would've liked it.
-- blondieboo629  8/10/2011
I love the name "Hunter"... for a boy. I can't really imagine it on a girl.
To me, the meaning of this name isn't about going hunting for animals or anything like that. ^^
I see it more poetic... like chasing your dreams no matter what. Just going after what you really want in your life.
It's a very beautiful name.
-- Anonymous User  3/31/2013
In Paranormal Activity 2, the baby boy's character is named Hunter.
-- deatheater1408  4/9/2013
In 2012, 205 people actually named their DAUGHTERS Hunter. I will never understand the appeal of this name, I just don't know why people would name their children after a profession of killing animals. And for a girl, this is about as unfeminine as Roger.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Hunter is NOT a unisex name. Sorry but whoever wrote that the name is both masculine & feminine is incorrect. Please change it so it says only masculine (:
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  12/11/2013
My name is Hunter and I'm a girl. It's quite annoying to have this name everyone asks me if I hunt and dumb questions like that. My family hasn't even hunted one time in their whole life but they chose Hunter for my name. It's too masculine for a girl I think.
-- Hunter_lynn1  6/3/2014
Reading these comments has made me hate my name even more. I'm a girl named Hunter, and I have been seriously considering a name change for a long time now. I clicked on this page hoping to uplift my spirits about my name, but guess what, I only found judgmental people criticizing a name that is not their own, nor having any meaning to them.
As for the "hickish" part, I do not come from a redneck/hick family. We do not hunt. We have not ever hunted. And as matter of fact, I'm actually a vegan.

I personally would not choose this name for a girl because of one reason (the only reason) I agree with in the above comments. Which is that the name is too masculine. TOO masculine. NOT COMPLETELY MASCULINE.
-- Hunterleigh  6/24/2014
For the girl who is considering changing her name from Hunter to something else- Do it! I am encouraging you to change your name because you should not have to suffer with the name Hunter for the rest of YOUR life just because your parents are horrible name pickers. Every time you introduce yourself to a stranger, you should be proud to say your name. Hunter is an embarrassing and unprofessional name for both males and females, but for a female, it is just plain horrid and cruel.

I'm a girl and I'm telling you, if my name was Hunter, I would change my name ASAP... even if I was a boy I would change my name because I would want to be taken seriously in the world. If I met a Hunter, I would ask him/her if I can nickname them "killer" because that is what it means.
-- Lucia Wren  7/7/2014
Hunter Easton Hayes is an American country music singer and songwriter.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/3/2014
Hunter is a badass and awesomely hot name for a guy! (✿ ♥‿♥)

By the way, naming a child this does not mean they'll pursue their name in real life and actially hunt animals; that's not how names such as Baker, Taylor, Smith etc. work, do they? Occupational names don't really pressure people into living up to their name, they choose to live up to their DREAMS and AMBITIONS.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/3/2014
Just why is this name labled as unisex?

Hunter is completely a males name. Much too masculine and harsh for a girl!
Not suitable for a girl.
Hunter is solely a males name and will remain as such no matter how many generations pass or how many girls get unfortunately named this.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  7/15/2014
How the hell is this name labled as "unisex"? It's not even remotely feminine

Hunter is a males name. Enough said...

(common sense)
-- Anonymous User  7/23/2014
Hunter Parrish, an American actor and singer.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/27/2014
I find it absolutely ridiculous that this name is considered 'unisex'
Hunter is a masculine name and always will remain as so, no matter how many girls are unfortunately named 'Hunter,' or how butchered the spelling becomes, it will never de-masculinize the name.
Hate to diss my own country, but America needs to stop giving their daughters male names. They have zero respect when it comes to male names.
Please, please think when it comes to naming your children, America. There is absolutely no reason to give a female such a strong, masculine name. Not even if you are honoring someone.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2014
I cannot see for the life of me why people would think this is a girl's name. It's not flattering or appealing on a woman and it sounds quite hickish. I really don't get this male names on girls trend. It also sounds violent. If my name was Hunter, I would change it.

Tolerable on a boy, terrible on a girl.
-- Almonds  9/20/2014
I don't understand why so many people feel the need to be so negative towards this name. My name is Hunter, I'm a girl, and I love my name. My family is not close to hickish, as I don't think any of us have ever been hunting in our lives. We live on the suburbs of a major city, and don't even have a slight southern accent. All my life, I've only gotten compliments on my name. Countless people have told me that it suits me well, even though I'm not super masculine, nor super feminine. I also love the name because it's so unique for girls. The people that meet me, even if only for a brief period of time, tend to not forget me due to the fact that my name is Hunter. I definitely prefer it over an overused girl name like Emma, Anna, Samantha, Clare, etc.
-- mynameshunter  9/28/2014
My name is Hunter as well and I hate the name. I was given the name because my father loved to hunt but I love animals and have never even thought about going hunting. Not to mention, the constant joke of "so do you go hunting", really gets annoying. I also think it's stupid that because my dad liked to hunt, he would name me Hunter. I like to read, yet I'm not going to name my kid Reader.
-- genealogyaddict51  10/4/2014
Personally I love the name Hunter, for a girl or a boy. I don't think it's "hickish". It has been one of my favorite names forever and I actually wish I would have named my daughter Hunter Rose, she is 8 now and told me just recently that she wishes I would've named her Hunter and asked if she could change her name. The truth is no matter what your name is someone is going to have something rude to say about it. Who cares about other people's opinions, I would like to know what names the people with the negative comments named their kids, I'm sure most people would have millions of negative things to say about their names also.
-- thart70  10/5/2014
My personal impression of this name is nothing but positive. Especially for a girl! When I chose this name for my daughter, it was only because I loved the name. "Hunter" for a girl or boy is acceptable. It's a strong and beautiful name. There are men out there with what society "assumes" are feminine names. Who are we to judge? There is too much negativity in this world. There is too much bullying! Why attack people over their names? Why not put your energy into something positive? My daughter loves her name. We consider it an awesome, strong, feminine cowgirl name!
-- Anonymous User  10/7/2014
Hunter is most definitely a males name
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2014
Hunter is definitely and most obviously, a masculine\male name. If Hunter wasn't in the top "1000" for girls, I GUARANTEE that this site wouldn't have it listed as unisex.
People fail to realize that just because a bunch of people are unfortunately given a name that is completely unsuited to their gender, doesn't make the name unisex.
Name your daughter "Hunter" and all you're doing is giving her a male name. Nothing will ever change that. Hunter is, and always will be, a males name

For God's sakes, give your child a name that's suited to their gender! It's really not that hard. I'm not dissing the name Hunter at all (in fact I love it) but it's completely not for a females. Try to find a feminine version of it.
-- Anonymous User  10/28/2014
I've seen some comments on here associating the name Hunter with rednecks or the South, and that makes me a little bitter (maybe because I'm from the southern US). During my first year of college, I met a guy named Hunter who was the farthest thing from a redneck: he was a biracial Hawaiian with dreadlocks, and he loved surfing, anime, and heavy metal. But even before I met him, I had liked the name Hunter for quite some time. I would definitely give this name to my son if I had one.
-- lichnost  11/3/2014
I dislike this name. It sounds very unprofessional and violent, in my opinion.
-- hkols  11/5/2014
I hate this name and I hate hunting and I'm not even a vegetarian or vegan but I don't think killing animals is something to be proud of to the point of naming someone after it. As someone else already said, what if the kid ends up hating hunting or being a vegan, etc? I would change my name if it were Hunter, so I'm glad it's not. One thing is your kid not liking a name like "Ryan" or "Christopher" it sucks for them but they are perfectly normal names, but even if you love hunting you shouldn't impose that on your kid -being named after something you hate is a big deal-, again, I think it's really stupid, they could grow up to love hunting but you don't know that.
-- Sebastiam  11/20/2014
I don't believe the name Hunter is stupid for a male or female. My name is Hunter, I'm a female, and I am, in fact, an animal loving vegetarian. Hunter means more than hunting animals. I love my name, it's interesting, and a bit ironic. Better than quite a few names out there. When I was little I disliked it a bit, but now that I'm older I can appreciate it much more, despite never having hunted, and never planning to ever hunt animals.
-- CheshireSpider  2/9/2015

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