65 Names That Mean Hunter Or Huntress For Your Fearless Baby

The word hunter may refer to an individual who enjoys catching or killing animals for sport or fun. But, previously, this word/name symbolized fierceness, precision, and courage. It is because hunters were the ones responsible for feeding the group. Carrying the same energy, we present our list of baby names that mean hunter. A hunter or a trapper was the provider of the clan and is an occupation associated with leadership, confidence, and patience. The names below in this list inspired by Hunter also depict the same meaning. If you want a name that reflects the above characteristics, we suggest reading our list of names that mean hunter. These names could also be used for those parents who love to hunt in general. Read on and take your pick.

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Baby Boy Names That Mean Hunter

1. Actaeon

Actaeon is the name of the hunter in Greek mythology who was transformed into a stag and later devoured by his own hounds when he saw goddess Artemis taking a bath.

2. Apsat

Apsat is a patron of birds and fish

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Apsat is one of the pantheons of hunting deities in the mythology followed by the people of Georgia. He’s also a patron of birds and fish, which stems from the fact that the eagle, being a fishing bird, is associated with water, sky, and a falconer. The name Apsat is derived from the Abkhaz word a-psaåf, which means ‘bird’.

3. Arawn

Arawn, the name of the Welsh God of hunt and underworld, would make a badass name for your son. It is easy to spell and pronounce, and the ‘w’ in it makes it look and sound cooler. The name is analogous to the theonym Arubianus, which means ‘God of the plowed field’.

4. Aristaeus

Aristaeus, son of Apollo and Cyrene, one of the Greek gods of hunting, is also credited with the discovery of useful arts, including bee-keeping. He was a minor figure in Athens, but is extremely prominent in Boeotia.

5. Artemas

Greek mythological name Artemas has a mythological and historical ring that no history buffs can avoid. Artemas is the masculine version of the name Artemis and means ‘goddess of the hunt’. If you want, you can shorten the name to Artem. The other popular bearers of this name include Artemas, bishop of Lystra and Artemas Ward, Jr., the U.S. Congressman.

6. Canowicakte

Canowicakte, meaning ‘forest hunter’, is a unique name, but your preschooler may find it difficult to spell. And the pronunciation isn’t easier as well. It could work if you shorten it to Canow or something along the lines.

7. Cernunnos

Cernunnos is the conventional name of the horned god of hunting in Celtic mythology. He is depicted seated cross-legged, with the antlers of a stag and carrying a purse filled with coins.

8. Chace

The unusual spelling of the name Chase was introduced by Chace Crawford from “Gossip Girl”. And the mass interest it experienced hasn’t faded since. You can either use it as a variation of Chase or think of it as a combination of names like Chase and Ace.

9. Chase

You can never scout and hunt without chasing, right? So we had to include this name in our list of baby names meaning a tracker or hunter. The name was used extensively in the last decade and was even seen in the sitcom “24”. It’s particularly popular in Canada and holds a high position in Saskatchewan too. The name Chase is given to a handful of girls every year as well, often as a nickname to Chelsea. The meaning of Chase is ‘to hunt’.

10. Chasen

Chasen, which was once strictly a surname, is catching on fast as a first name, especially as an expansion of Hollywood’s favorite name, Chase. And in a way, it’s also following the pattern of two-syllable baby boy’s name.

11. Cocidius

The name Cocidius, meaning ‘mythical hunter god’, is the mythological god of hunting and war, worshiped in northern Britain. He is portrayed with arms flung wide and legs firmly on the ground. Cocidius is a bold and formal name, making it perfect for sophisticated and traditional parents. This name is perfect for those looking to name their kids after the attributes of an athlete, sportsman or a warrior.

12. Fowler

Fowler, a surname used for ‘wild bird hunters’, is now a member of the chic name genre. Besides, it’s also the name of a locality on the Stikine River, British Columbia.

13. Gahiji

The name Gahiji, originating in Rwanda language, is rhythmically evocative and beautiful. It isn’t used much in the mainstream, so it will make a unique pick for your son. It means ‘the hunter’.

14. Grosvenor

Grosvenor is a name that means hunter

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Grosvenor, meaning ‘great hunter or the master huntsman,’ is basically a surname derived from a member of the Norman French family, Hugh Le Grand. The name has an upper-class vibe, making it perfectly peppy.

15. Hearne

Hearne, meaning ‘mythical hunter’ is rapidly gaining favor, even outside the confines of British and American culture. The charm of this name is that it will work with most surnames. It is also the name of a county in Texas.

16. Holter

Holter, meaning ‘hunter’, is a perfect name for parents who want to retain the ‘hol’ sound, but are tired of the overused name, Holmes. It’s substantial, sassy, smart and is moving up the charts with every passing year.

17. Hunt

This straightforward name with a clear meaning has been around for a while, but people haven’t responded to it the way they responded to Hunter. Possibly, because it’s a bit blunt and too much into the face. We’d suggest you use Hunt as a nickname instead of a given name.

18. Hunter

Hunter, sitting pretty with top 50, is the leader of the macho names for boys. What sets it apart from other macho names is its softened masculinity. The name was attached to the journalist Hunter S. Thompson for years. As of now, Hunter is being used for girls as well, considering it was one of the fastest rising female names in 2013. The meaning of name Hunter is ‘the one who hunts’. Hunter is a classic name, and sometimes parents might get baby name inspirations for traditional names from their favorite authors, books, actors, etc. Amanda, a mother and blogger, reminisces about naming her son Hunter. She says, “The first time around, we settled on Hunter James pretty easily. Isaiah’s favorite author is Hunter S. Thompson, so when he suggested Hunter, I loved it immediately (i).

19. Huntingden

The name Huntingden is cute in an old-fashioned way, yet, it’s bold as a bear, just like its meaning. Huntingden, as the name implies, means ‘den of the hunter’.

20. Huntington

If you want to give your child a prim and proper name for his birth certificate and resume, you can go for Huntington instead of Hunter. And if you’re too attached to the name Hunter, you can use it as a nickname. The meaning of Huntington is ‘hunter’s settlement’.

21. Huntley

The moniker Huntley, meaning ‘hunter of the meadow’, is best known for its association with Brinkley’s news partner a few decades ago. Apart from that, the name has several popular bearers such as Huntley Wright, the English actor, Huntley Gordon, the Canadian actor and Huntley Nowel Spaulding, American manufacturer and politician. In today’s generation, this name fits well with unique and unusual ‘ly’ ending names such as Yardley, Mosley, and Molly. Two of the variations of Huntley include Huntlea and Huntleigh.

22. Jaecar

Jaecar, meaning ‘hunter’ in German, is a good and robust choice for two-syllable names. It may not be experiencing much usage now, primarily because it hasn’t surfaced on the mainstream yet, but whenever it does, it’s sure to score big.

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Jaecar falls into the occupational name category. Jaeger is a variant of Jaecar which also means “hunter.”

23. Khonvoum

In Bambuti Pygmy, Khonvoum, the supreme god, and creator, is the god of the hunt. He carries a bow made of snakes, which appears as a rainbow to the mortals. It’s believed that Knovoum created people from different clays and people’s colors were based on the clay’s color.

24. Lelantos

Lelantos, the son of Ceous and Phoebe, is the god of air and hunter’s skill of stalking prey. His name is derived from Greek words ‘lentho’ or ‘lanthano’, which means ‘move unseen’, or ‘to escape unnoticed,’ known for being an excellent stalker. The etymology of this name implies that he was also the god of the air, presiding over the breezes of the wind.

25. Makya

Makya refers to people who hunt eagles

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This short, two syllable name, meaning ‘eagle hunter’, is quite popular with the Native American communities. It’s basically a Native American term used for people who hunted eagles.

26. Mixcoatl

Mixcoatl is the name of the god of hunt identified with the stars, heavens, and the Milky Way in Mesoamerican cultures. He’s also the patron deity of Otomi, the Chichimecs, and all the groups claiming descent from the Chichimecs. Mixcoatl is quite an unusual name, but is sure to make your child stand out from the crowd.

27. Nodens

Nodens is a Celtic deity associated with healing and hunting. He is equated with Roman gods – Mercury, Mars, Neptune, and Silvanus. Out of all the hunting gods’ names, Nodens is one of the most accessible.

28. Nyyrikki

Nyyrikki is the name of the Finnish god of cattle and hunt and the son of Tapio. It was Nyyrikki’s responsibility to provide small animals, such as squirrels, to the hunters. Nyyrikki is also associated with Nimrod, a mighty hunter featured in the Bible.

29. Odin

Odin, the name of Thor’s father, appears in various forms, including the leader of the Wild Hunt, a procession of the dead through the winter sky. Odin was used as a given name in Norway in the beginning of the 10th century and continues even today.

30. Opochtli

Opochtli is the name of the god of fishing and hunting in the Aztec mythology. The apostle is quite a unique name and would be difficult to carry in the 21st century. You can shorten it to Opoch if you want.

31. Oringo

This African name, meaning ‘he who likes to hunt’, is laid back and attractive, ideal for parents looking for an informal name for their son.

32. Orion

In Greek mythology, Orion was the name of a hunter and pursuer of the daughters of Atlas and was later killed by Artemis. He was then placed by Zeus as one of the brightest constellations in the sky. This moniker was used sporadically in the 10th century, but burst into full force in 1995. Orion is currently at the 368th position.

33. Rigel

Rigel, the name of the blue star of the first magnitude, which marks the hunter’s left foot in the Orion constellation, can also be considered if you’re looking for an out of the box hunt inspired name for your son. This seventh brightest star in the sky will fill your child’s life with warmth and glow.

34. Rudra

Rudra is a Hindu Rig Vedic deity associated with the storm, wind, and hunt. A form of Lord Shiva, He is praised as the mightiest of the mighty in the Rigveda. There’s even a hymn of Yajurveda dedicated to Rudra. The meaning of Rudra is ‘roarer’.

35. Rundas

If your ancestry is Anatolian, you might want to consider this classic name for your son. Rundas is the name of the god of the hunt and good fortune in Hittite mythology. The emblem of this God is a double eagle with hares in each talon.

36. Sidon

Greek name Sidon is derived from the Phoenician port city Sidonia. This name sounds youthful, cutesy, and friendly, quite unlike typical mythological names. The name Sidon means ‘fish hunting’.

37. Tapio

Tapio is an East Finnish hunting god, featuring prominently in Kalevala. The hunters prayed to him before every hunt, so that they could succeed in their endeavors. Tapio is also the name of one of the urban centers in Espoo city.

38. Theron

Theron is best known today as the last name of Charlize, but it has a long history of first name usage as well. In ranked in the top 500 list in the early 20th century, but dropped out of top 1000 list at the turn of the 20th century. It does sound a bit similar to Theon, but both the names have entirely different meanings. The meaning of Theron is ‘hunter’.

39. Todd

This 1970’s beach boy name, was once a surname used for ‘fox hunters’. Today, this buddy of Brad, Chad, and Scott is given to hundreds of babies every year, that too as a first name.

40. Woodman

Woodman, an English surname meaning ‘hunter’, is a strong sound, and thoroughly masculine name option for your outdoorsy child. This name conjures up the image of the hardworking woodsman.

Baby Girl Names That Mean Huntress

41. Arnakuagsak

Arnakuagsak is the goddess who was given the responsibility of ensuring that the hunters caught enough food to sustain themselves. She is considered equivalent to Canadian goddess Sedna, but is worshiped primarily in Greenland. The variations of this name include Arnarquagsag and Arnakua’gsak.

42. Artemis

Artemis is the ancient goddess of hunting

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Artemis is the name of one of the key figures in Greek mythology. This ancient goddess of the hunt, wilderness, childbirth, and animals, is Apollo’s twin sister and one of the 12 deities residing in Mount Olympus. She is also described as a skilled archer and the daughter of Zeus. Artemis is also featured in Euripides’s play. The meaning of Artemis is ‘goddess of hunt.’

43. Atalanta

Atalanta is a virgin huntress and the beloved of Meleager in Greek mythology. She is Iasus, Schoeneus and Mainlo’s daughter. Since her father wanted a son, he was unhappy with Atalanta’s birth and left her on the mountaintop to die. Having grown up in the wilderness, Atalanta took the oath of virginity and became a huntress.

44. Auryon

Auryon, a new risen American ‘huntress’ baby name, has made her way and how! There’s something aristocratic about this name, since it’s borne by just a handful of girls.

45. Bendis

Bendis is the Thracian goddess of hunt and moon, identified with the Greek goddess Artemis. Just as Artemis, Bendis was a huntress, but is accompanied by maenads and satyrs on a red stemless cup.

46. Brielle

Brielle may sound like a modern name, and a short form of Gabrielle, but it’s a standalone name and means ‘hunting grounds’. The name was traditionally used in Mexico, but is now far beyond the community. Brielle is also the name of a seaport in the Netherlands.

47. Britomartis

Britomartis, a Minoan mythology figure, who passed through the Mycenaean culture into classical Greek mythology, is the goddess of hunting and mountains. She is the mountain nymph whom the Greeks recognize as the ‘invisible’ patroness of Aegina. The people of Crete worshipped here as an aspect of Potnia, the ‘mistress’.

48. Cyrene

Cyrene, the daughter of Hypseus, was a fierce huntress. Nonnus referred to her as a “deer-chasing second Artemis, the girl lion killer.” She didn’t fear to wrestle the lion when it attacked her father’s sheep. It’s said that she was a nymph, not a mortal. The name Cyrene is extremely usable and is sure to stand the test of time.

49. Dali

This short and sweet name is associated with the goddess of the hunt, Dali. Goddess Dali is also associated with the horned beasts of the mountain.

50. Devana

Devana, the Slavic goddess of the hunt, is equivalent of the Roman goddess Diana. And not just her duties, even her name is similar to Diana. The name Devana is derived from the Slavic word, meaning virgin or maiden.

51. Diana

This crowd pleasing name is associated with the Roman goddess of moon and hunt. And of course, it’s Prince William’s mother’s name as well. The name hovered around top 100 in the 90s but has dipped down to 295th spot now.

52. Diane

Diane, a variation of the name of the Roman Goddess of hunting Diana, sounds and feels regal. But unfortunately, it has been overshadowed by Diana, probably because the ‘e’ ending has a mid century feel to it. There are several prominent bearers of this name such as Diane de France, the daughter of France’s Henry II and Diane Sawyer, American TV journalist.

53. Fianna

If you’re a non-conformist parent and don’t care about naming trends, you can opt for Fianna, meaning ‘warrior huntress’.

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The Fianna were a fierce band of warriors and hunters in Ireland. In Irish mythology, their tales of adventures are popularly known as the ‘Fenian Cycle.’

54. Flidais

Mielikki, referred to as the wife or daughter in law of Tapio, is the Finnish God of the hunt and forest. It’s believed that she played a crucial role in the creation of the bear. Mielikki was a skillful healer. As a ranger and deity of the forest, she could heal the paws of animals who escaped traps or fell from the nest. The name Mielikki is derived from the Finnish word ‘mielu’, which means ‘luck’.

55. Kacela

The international usage of Kacela, meaning ‘hunter’, makes it an interesting choice for hunt inspired baby name.

56. Kainda

If you want the bad boys to stay away from your daughter, pick the name Kainda, which means ‘hunter’s daughter’. Though a tough meaning, Kainda sounds like a delicate, feminine, and sweet name.

57. Mielikki

Mielikki, referred to as the wife or daughter in law of Tapio, is the Finnish God of the hunt and forest. It’s believed that she played a crucial role in the creation of bear. Mielikki was a skillful healer. She could heal the paws of animals who escaped traps or fell from the nest. The name Mielikki is derived from the Finnish word ‘mielu’, which means ‘luck’.

58. Neith

Neith, the name of the Egyptian goddess of the hunt, as mentioned in Rich Riordan’s Kane Chronicle’s series, would make a unique name for your little princess meaning a seeker of the prey. The meaning of Neith is ‘divine mother’.

59. Nerrivik

In the Inuit mythology, Nerrivik is the sea Mother, the patron of hunters and fisherman and provider of food for the Inuit people. It’s believed that Nerrivik married the storm god, who once produced sea storm when the relatives of Nerrivik were hunting. In the process of saving her people, Nerrivik lost one of her hands.

60. Nujalik

Nujalik is the goddess of hunting on land in the Inuit mythology. The fierce sound and even fiercer namesake make Nujalik one of the most popular names in Canada.

61. Pakhet

Pakhet, also called Pachet or Pehkhet, is the goddess of war and hunt. This regional lioness deity is associated with those who hunted near the water present at the boundary of the desert. She is depicted as a feline-headed woman, killing snakes with her sharp claws.

62. Sedna

Sedna, also known as the Mistress of the Sea or Mother of the Sea, is the goddess of marine animals and sea hunting in Inuit mythology. Sedna is also known as other names such as Takánakapsâluk, Takannaaluk, and Arnapkapfaaluk.

63. Skaði

Skaði or Skade, is the goddess associated with skiing and bow hunting. She was married to Njoror, one of the gods, as a part of the compensation for killing her father.

64. Winda

Winda is a name that means hunter

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Winda is one of those baby girl names that sounds darling on a little girl yet ages perfectly into adulthood. The meaning of Winda is ‘hunter’.

65. Zarola

Zarola is a classic and gorgeous name, but is ignored by most of the sections of society, probably because it’s not very commonly heard. But we think it is quite accessible for kids of our generation. The meaning of Zarola is ‘hunter’.

So these were the best baby names meaning hunter or huntress. If you have any more to share, leave us a comment below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How popular are names that mean hunter currently?

Names like Orion, Hunter, Chase, and Diana are quite popular across various cultures and regions.

2. What are some variations of names that mean hunter in different languages?

Some variations of names that mean hunter in different languages include Actaeon (Greek), Chasseur (French), Cacciatore (Italian), Jäger (German), and Diana (Roman).

3. Are there any fictional characters with a name that means hunter?

Hunter Clarington from Glee, Therons, a race of aliens from the Dan Dare stories, Diane Jenkins Newman from the American soap opera The Young and the Restless, and Orion from DC are some fictional characters who bear a name that means hunter.

4. Are there any unique or unusual names that mean hunter?

Canowicakte, Gahiji, Opochtli, Auryon, Zarola, and Zambadi are some unique names that mean hunter.

We hope this list of names that mean hunter will help you easily find a name for your little one. Names that mean hunter usually signify the qualities of leadership and courage. It also indicates that the bearer of the name can carry out duties on their own and guide others to do the same. So if you want your child to have similar traits, give them a name that means the same and also teach them the essential values that will help them become independent and courageous.

Infographic: Names That Mean Hunter Or Huntress

Baby names that mean ‘hunter’ have a fierce, rugged feel and sound since hunters are known for being courageous and rigorous. If you wish your little one to possess these traits, giving them a hunter name could be the first step. So, scroll through the below infographic for baby names that mean hunter.

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