Hunter, meaning “one who searches for something,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are independent or outgoing. Find out more about dogs named Hunter.


Name: Hunter

Meaning: “One who searches for something”

Personality: Independent, Outgoing

About This Name: The animated Road Rovers features a Golden Retriever by this name. Famous people who are known by the name Hunter include journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson. His works include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Rum Diary. Other notables are golfer Hunter Mahan, actor Hunter Gomez and singer Hunter Hayes. Hunter Renfrow, a walk-on receiver on Clemson University’s football team, caught the game-winning touchdown pass with 1 second to play in the 2016 National Championship Game. Some fictional characters with this name are Hunter Clarington (Glee) and Hunter Van Pelt (Jumanji).

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