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Carter 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.
Baby names that sound like Carter are Cordero, Crowther and Crothers.
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Popularity of Carter
Carter is a somewhat popular first name for men (#741 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#40 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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