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Hunter Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Hunter?

The very popular name Hunter was the 45th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2016.

This top 50 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

Position 35, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 2000 with 12,535 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Hunter was less than 5, most recently in 1887.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Hunter occurred roughly during the years 1909-1918, 1943-1947, 1965-1970, and 1972-2000, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 2000-2004, and 2013-2015.

Where is the name Hunter popularity headed?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

The popularity trend for Hunter has remained mostly unchanged for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Hunter for their newborn has remained about the same.

The name Hunter is favored by many parents and will probably continue to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Hunter (Girl)Hunter (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 335 843 7,613 45
2015 356 788 8,316 41
2014 363 770 8,798 40
2013 273 928 8,946 36
2012 206 1,194 8,021 45
2011 197 1,217 7,362 55
2010 178 1,319 7,315 59
2009 185 1,307 7,736 56
2008 198 1,262 8,034 54
2007 211 1,195 8,202 58
2006 244 1,048 8,566 54
2005 236 1,026 8,508 53
2004 353 743 8,900 49
2003 324 767 9,900 41
2002 472 561 11,083 38
2001 628 440 11,334 36
2000 714 402 12,535 35
1999 844 355 11,485 36
1998 997 304 11,078 36
1997 728 371 8,405 44
1996 782 354 7,602 47
1995 774 342 6,713 53
1994 822 327 5,584 67
1993 471 519 3,792 97
1992 119 1,384 2,540 135
1991 39 2,949 1,925 167
1990 37 3,040 1,388 219
1989 29 3,508 1,204 226
1988 36 2,891 977 243
1987 14 5,400 804 271
1986 26 3,391 672 306
1985 20 4,025 566 337
1984 16 4,563 459 380
1983 15 4,746 356 440
1982 6 9,618 318 473
1981 13 5,364 269 514
1980 9 6,982 242 549
1979 10 6,358 197 611
1978 10 6,099 146 694
1977 10 6,035 160 669
1976 11 5,343 131 732
1975 < 5 -- 108 801
1974 < 5 -- 92 840
1973 7 6,914 87 850
1972 < 5 -- 84 880
1971 < 5 -- 100 808
1970 < 5 -- 113 776
1969 < 5 -- 99 778
1968 < 5 -- 93 772
1967 < 5 -- 82 803
1966 5 6,936 66 891
1965 < 5 -- 69 885
1964 < 5 -- 76 877
1963 < 5 -- 68 910
1962 < 5 -- 76 873
1961 < 5 -- 71 910
1960 < 5 -- 70 907
1959 < 5 -- 67 945
1958 < 5 -- 62 968
1957 5 6,445 73 890
1956 < 5 -- 62 950
1955 < 5 -- 55 1,017
1954 < 5 -- 68 898
1953 < 5 -- 42 1,145
1952 < 5 -- 50 1,019
1951 < 5 -- 49 1,010
1950 < 5 -- 49 994
1949 < 5 -- 51 980
1948 < 5 -- 49 1,011
1947 < 5 -- 68 839
1946 < 5 -- 60 850
1945 < 5 -- 49 922
1944 < 5 -- 41 1,024
1943 < 5 -- 42 1,044
1942 < 5 -- 41 1,068
1941 < 5 -- 33 1,162
1940 < 5 -- 36 1,100
1939 < 5 -- 39 1,024
1938 < 5 -- 32 1,156
1937 < 5 -- 35 1,106
1936 < 5 -- 22 1,435
1935 < 5 -- 44 959
1934 < 5 -- 45 946
1933 < 5 -- 34 1,134
1932 < 5 -- 52 897
1931 < 5 -- 49 930
1930 < 5 -- 41 1,088
1929 < 5 -- 61 841
1928 < 5 -- 55 908
1927 < 5 -- 56 917
1926 < 5 -- 60 863
1925 < 5 -- 35 1,212
1924 < 5 -- 67 827
1923 < 5 -- 69 811
1922 < 5 -- 56 932
1921 5 5,457 48 1,014
1920 < 5 -- 69 808
1919 < 5 -- 55 904
1918 < 5 -- 68 793
1917 < 5 -- 60 826
1916 < 5 -- 47 930
1915 < 5 -- 50 874
1914 < 5 -- 42 828
1913 < 5 -- 36 793
1912 < 5 -- 28 845
1911 < 5 -- 17 807
1910 < 5 -- 16 768
1909 < 5 -- 13 818
1908 < 5 -- 15 697
1907 < 5 -- 13 758
1906 < 5 -- 13 693
1905 < 5 -- 14 650
1904 < 5 -- 17 550
1903 < 5 -- 5 1,206
1902 6 1,688 15 568
1901 < 5 -- 8 809
1900 < 5 -- 12 761
1899 < 5 -- 10 680
1898 < 5 -- 10 719
1897 < 5 -- 8 824
1896 < 5 -- 15 543
1895 < 5 -- 7 931
1894 < 5 -- 9 761
1893 < 5 -- 12 590
1892 < 5 -- 11 658
1891 < 5 -- 11 575
1890 < 5 -- 8 782
1889 < 5 -- 11 604
1888 < 5 -- 16 493
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 7 804
1885 < 5 -- 10 621
1884 < 5 -- 6 907
1883 < 5 -- 6 841
1882 < 5 -- 10 623
1881 < 5 -- 6 826
1880 < 5 -- 12 545

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.