50 Hunter Names For Your Characters

Georgia Stone
Mar 01, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 20, 2020
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Hunting games are quite the rage, and their characters have become household names across the world.

Whether in modern stories, video games, or various mythological stories, we all have heard plenty of thrilling stories about hunting or about hunters themselves. For gamers or authors who are fond of mythological characters or names, they can now name their characters based on some legendary hunters or characteristics that hunters needs.

No matter whether the character is a boy, girl, or gender neutral, we got you covered with some amazing names that describe the hunter spirit. These names will help your character grow into a fearless individual, following your passion for hunting. Hunter is also a popular name in its own right with many people naming their children that in recent years, however we've tried to dive deeper in this article.

We have found some amazing, unique, and stand out hunter names (boy names, girl names, and gender neutral ) that can be used for any character passionate about hunting. The names mentioned in the article are from real life, mythologies, fantasies, goddesses and gods of hunting, and will represent their love and passion for hunting. All these names are gaining huge popularity lately and we hope you’ll love them too.

If you're looking for more inspiration why not check out 'Star Wars' bounty hunter names or boy names that mean warrior, right here on Kidadl.

Hunter Names For Boys

Boy names for hunter characters are easy to find, but they can easily become common after a while. Choosing a unique name allows your character to stand out as it is representing their love and passion for hunting. Here are some unique names that mean hunter for male characters:

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1.  Actaeon: (Greek mythology) Actaeon was a "famous hunter".

2.  Arawn: (Biblical origin) Mythological king popularly known as "god of hunting".

3.  Aristaeus: (Greek origin) Aristaeus was a "god of hunting".

4.  Cernunnos:  (Germanic origin) A traditional name in Celtic mythology as the "god of hunting".

5.  Cocidius: (Roman origin) Cocidius was a mythical "hunter god".

6.  Gahiji: (Egyptian origin) unique name meaning "hunter".

7.  Grosvenor: (Norman French origin) meaning "great hunter".

8.  Holter: (German origin) used for "someone who lives in holt".

9.  Hunt: (Germanic origin) meaning "who try to find someone". This would also be one of the best hunter nicknames for a character with a normal name but a love for hunting.

10.  Huntington: (English origin) implying “den of the hunter”.

11.  Huntley: (English origin) means " hunter of the meadow".  

12.  Jaecar: (German origin) means "hunter".

13.  Khonvoum: is a “hunter god” with a bow made of snakes.

14.  Lelantos: (Greek origin) refers to "God of hunting".

15.  Nodens: (Celtic name) associated with "hunting and healing".

16.  Nyyrikki: (Finnish Mythology) was the "God for cattle and hunt".

17.  Odin: (Scandinavian origin) was the "leader of the wild hunt".

18.  Rigel: (Arabic origin) means "left foot in Orion constellation".

Hunter Names For Girls

Try giving your character strong female hunter names to make her feel like the queen of the hunt and to help her build a strong image of fearlessness to overcome all obstacles. It is advised to choose some out of the box names that means hunter or names that mean archer for your character. These names not only have cool meanings but are also beautiful stand-alone names. A few such names for your hunting queen to consider are below.

19.  Adira: (Hebrew origin) signifies "noble, brave, and strong".

20.  Alessia: (Italian origin) for "hunter or defender".

21.  Artemis: (Greek origin) refers to "Goddess of hunt, animals and the wilderness".

22.  Atlanta: An Arkadian heroine popularly known as "Virgin huntress".

23.  Auryon: (American origin) meaning "hunter".

24.  Bendis: An easy to pronounce name was the Thracian goddess of hunting.

25.  Brielle: (Mexican origin) meaning “hunting ground”.

26.  Britomartis: (Greek origin) meaning "sweet maiden".

27.   Cyrene: (Greek origin) meaning "wall, strength" and known for fighting with a lion.

28.  Dali: (Spanish origin) refers to "Goddess of hunting".

29.  Devana: (Slavic Mythology) meaning "Goddess of hunt".

30.  Diana: (Roman origin) refers to "Goddess of the hunt and moon".

31.  Diane:  (Roman origin) signifies "Goddess of the hunt and Moon".

32.  Flidais: (Irish mythology) means "Goddess of hunting, animals, and the wilderness".

33.  Kainda: (African origin) means "hunter’s daughter".

34.  Mielikki: (Finnish origin) was name of "Goddess of Forest and hunting".

35.  Neith: (Egyptian origin) was "Goddess of hunter".

36.  Nerrivik: The helper of fishermen and hunters, was the mother of the sea.

37.  Nijalik: (Inuit mythology) was a "Goddess of hunting".

38.  Pakhet: (Egyptian origin) was "fearless Goddess of hunt".

39.  Sedna: (American origin) was "Goddess of marine lives as well as hunting".

40.  Skadi: (Germanic origin) means "archer, who is a goddess of hunting".

41.  Zarola: (Arabic origin) name meaning "hunter".

Gender Neutral Names

If you don't want your character to be bound by gender and are looking for a name which fits all genders, here are a few names for hunters to consider.

42.  Betelgeuse:  (Arabic origin) signifying "hunters' shoulders".

43.  Caine: (English and French origin) hunter name which means "spear hunter".

44.  Chase: (Latin origin) name for hunter which means "hunter".

45.  Fowler: (English origin) surname commonly refers to “Wild bird hunters”.

46.  Hearne: (English origin) one of the popular names that mean "hunter".

47.  Hunter: The name "Hunter" sounds catchy and can be used for any gender.

48.  Makya: A popular American culture name for "eagle hunters".

49.  Mixcoatl: A standout name for a hunter for your character.

50.  Orion: Orion originated from Greek Mythology, which signifies "hunter". Among famous hunters names.

51.  Theron: A name mentioned in Greek and French Mythologies, meaning "hunter".

We hope these names helped your in your search but if you want some more ideas why not look at direwolf names or female Viking names.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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