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Meaning and name origin

Carter \c(a)-rter, car-ter\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Cartier and Cartrell.


Carter is a somewhat popular first name for males (#741 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#40 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carter for boys. Carter reached its highest rank of #27 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 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 commonly used than Carter.