Hunt Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley. Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich (see Fee). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt.

List of People with Surname Hunt

According to our database, there are a total of 52,233 people with the surname Hunt. Among these people surnamed Hunt, there are about 3,390 unique names, with an average of 15 people who have the same name. John Hunt, Charles Hunt and James Hunt are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Hunt, with 733, 731 and 705 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Texas has the largest number of people surnamed Hunt, with a total of 4,097 people, and there are a total of 1,386 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hunt, with a total of 4,223 people and an average of 1,360 unique names.