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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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#741 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#40 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Carter for boys (2014 statistics).
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