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How common is the name Hunter?


There's this character and there's Hunter S. Thompson and that's it?

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There is also a college wrestler at Ohio State named Hunter Stieber...It's far from a common name, but you do see it pop up occasionally.

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His name was Hunt.

I'm happiest...in the saddle.

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If we go with "Hunt", we still have:
Hunt Block ~ actor
Hunt Lowry ~ movie producer
Hunt Baldwin ~ movie producer
Hunt Dougherty ~ visual effects artist
Hunt Sales ~ musician/actor ~ He's Soupy Sales' son=}


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Hunter Carson ~ Karen Black's son

She co-starred with him in the remake of "Invaders from Mars".

Others are:
Hunter Hayes ~ musician/actor
Hunter Tylo ~ actress
Hunter Parrish ~ actor
Hunter Gomez ~ actor

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Right, forgot about miss Tylo. So both sexes can use the name. Did not know that.

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I always have thought her name would have been a good one for a hero/heroine in perhaps a science fiction novel/series. It's so catchy!

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Yeah, once you name your kid like that, any lesser occupation would be a disappointment. :)

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I'll bet there are some "regular" people named "Hunt" or "Hunter". I didn't do a search for others, just through IMDb.

When I was at the city newspaper for 10 years, I was in charge of a number of departments, including obituaries, so I know how unusual names can get and that they often aren't the only ones with those names. Among the most interesting are: Fairy (women), Ruby (men), Opal (men and women), Rose/Rose of Sharon (men); Sloan after author Sloan Wilson; Zola after author Emil Zola; and many more. Long ago, we had local residents named Pink Golden, Dusty Rhodes, and Star Dust. At one of our cemeteries, I noticed a headstone with "Cinderella", but I don't recall the last name.

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Move to western Pennsylvania (ironically where this movie is set) and you will find the name “Hunt or Hunter” very common. Western PA is filled with a ton of redneck hunters…and they all name their kid “Hunt or Hunter” When I first saw the movie and heard the lead’s name it made me laugh as I knew like 100 people with that name in this area.

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Hunter Pence, outfielder of the Astros, Phillies, and as of late, the Giants.

Of course there is Hunter Hearst Helmsley but we all know his real name is Paul.

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I went to school with a kid named Hunter. He's a lawyer now...

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