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Meaning and Name Origin

Carter \c(a)-rter, car-ter\ as a boys' name is pronounced KAR-ter. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Carter is "one who transports goods". Occupational name and surname. Former President Jimmy Carter; football player Cris Carter.


Carter has 2 variants: Cartier and Cartrell.


Carter is a somewhat popular first name for men (#741 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#40 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Carter for boys. Carter reached its top rank of #27 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carter name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carter outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carver and Caster. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carter.