Name: Carter

Origin and Meaning of the Name Carter

  • Meaning:
    Transporter of materials
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (KAR ter)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Carter)
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Miscellaneous Info for Carter

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    In English, a "carter" is someone who carries materials in a cart. Carter is a common English surname, though it has recently gained popularity as boys' first name in English-speaking countries. As a surname, famous bearers include US President Jimmy Carter, actress Helena Bonham Carter and singer Aaron Carter. Carter Braxton signed the US Declaration of Independence. Carter Woodson was the African American historian who founded Black History Month.

    Carter is in the Top 10 most popular names of the US states of Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Popularity Rank of Carter (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Carter - Rankings by Year

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