What does Carter mean?
Carter /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.
(male) Carlter, Cater, ..
(female) Carte, Carterre, ..
How popular is Carter?
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 (#46 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Carter for boys. Carter reached its top rank of #27 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Cartier (#1563 the previous year) is the only other popular alternative form of Carter (#27 the previous year). Adoption of these relations of Carter is at its apex today (adoption of 0.56%). Carter is the most chic name for newborns in this list.
Suggested similar names are Barber, Barker, Bartel, Barten, Baxter, Calder, Carden, Carel, Carew, Carey▼, Carley, Carmel, Carmen▼, Carne, Carney, Carr, Carrey, Carsen▲, Carvel, Carver, Casper▼, Caster, Castor, Colter, Cordero, Cortes, Cortez, Coster, Farmer, Farrer, Garner, Harper▲, Harte, Marmer, Martel, Marten, Parker▲, Porter▲, Valter, Varten, Walter▼ and Warner▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Carter.