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National Hunter Day – November 9, 2022

National Hunter Day is celebrated on November 9 every year to celebrate the existence of all the Hunters of the world. Hunter itself is a unisex name of English origin. It means “someone who hunts” and it has also been used as a surname for people of English and Scottish descent. This was a result of occupational last names, meant to identify a family’s trade. There have been a considerable number of Hunters in the cultural zeitgeist — from American football players to fictional characters. Perhaps one of the most famous Hunters presently is American model, actor, artist, and L.G.B.T.+ activist, Hunter Schafer.

History of National Hunter Day

The last name Hunter was popular from 1840 to 1920 in countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Scotland. The U.S. had a large concentration of families with this surname. In the 2000s, Hunter became a trendy first name, and it remains popular until today, mainly as a boy’s name, although it can be used for girls too.

Hunter Schafer, for instance, was born in 1998 and is most known for playing the character Jules in the hit HBO television teen drama, “Euphoria.” The show premiered in 2019 and was Schafer’s acting debut. Alongside her acting role, Schafer has also co-written an episode and served as a co-executive producer. Her character, Jules Vaughn, begins the series as the new girl in town who catches show narrator Rue’s attention prior to their junior year in high school. She comes across as a cheerful, sweet, and eclectic person with a creative flair but as the series progresses, the audience also gets to see her impulsivity, vulnerability, and other flaws.

Apart from her appearance on “Euphoria,” Schafer has been a very vocal activist, most notably against the North Carolina Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, also known as House Bill 2 or HB 2, which aimed to compel schools and government facilities in the state to only allow “people of the corresponding sex as listed on their birth certificate” to use single-gender restrooms. Schafer has also modeled for several fashion labels like Prada, Dior, Rick Owens, Tommy Hilfiger, and Marc Jacobs, among others.

National Hunter Day timeline

3400 B.C.
The Earliest Recorded Name

The earliest-known name is recorded on a clay tablet in Mesopotamia.

1998
Hunter Schafer

Schafer is born on December 31.

2019
“Euphoria”

HBO’s “Euphoria” premiers, featuring Hunter Schafer as Jules Vaughn.

2022
Schafer in “The Hunger Games”

Schafer is announced as part of the cast of “The Hunger Games” prequel film, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

National Hunter Day FAQs

Is Hunter a biblical name?

It’s not, but it is popular among Christians.

Is Hunter a good name?

Hunter is usually seen as a strong name, making a good impression.

What is the feminine word of ‘hunter?’

The feminine version of the word huntress.

National Hunter Day Activities

  1. Appreciate a Hunter

    If you have a wonderful Hunter in your life, go appreciate them. They deserve it and will definitely appreciate it.

  2. Look up the etymology of your name

    Your name is always bound to be interesting. Start researching and look up the origin of your own name!

  3. Watch “Euphoria”

    Give an episode or two of “Euphoria” a watch! Don't forget to share on social media your first impressions.

5 Interesting Facts About “Euphoria”

  1. The T.V. series

    “Euphoria” is a 2019 drama created by HBO.

  2. An adaptation

    The show is an adaptation of an Israeli series of the same name.

  3. A set casting

    The only person ever considered to play the character Rue was actress Zendaya.

  4. Extended lifetime

    Angus Cloud’s character, Fez, was supposed to be killed off at the end of season one.

  5. Jules

    Hunter Schafer almost didn’t accept playing the character Jules.

Why We Love National Hunter Day

  1. It’s a history lesson

    Some names like Hunter have roots in names based on occupations. Learning about them is a wonderful history lesson.

  2. It’s an excuse to watch “Euphoria”

    “Euphoria” has recently taken the world by storm. National Hunter Day is a good excuse to binge it.

  3. ...and “The Hunger Games”

    It’s only fair to prepare for Hunter Schafer’s film debut in “The Hunger Games” franchise. Today is a perfect excuse to rewatch all the earlier films to prepare.

National Hunter Day dates

YearDateDay
2022November 9Wednesday
2023November 9Thursday
2024November 9Saturday
2025November 9Sunday
2026November 9Monday

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