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Porter

What does Porter mean?

Porter Pronunciation of Porter as a boys' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Porter is "gatekeeper". English occupational name and surname as well as a French name used by persons who made their living carrying loads: "porter" in French means "to carry".

ASSOCIATED WITH Po-, occupational, surname

Variations

CREATIVE FORMS
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MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Porter Toby (P.T.), ..

How popular is Porter?

Porter is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1200 out of 1220, Top 98%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#148 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Porter reached its peak rank of #326 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #375. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Porter name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Arther, Barber, Barker, Baxter, Buster, Carter, Cartier, Carver, Colier, Colter, Colver, Cortes, Cortez, Coster, Dover, Farmer, Farrer, Folker, Forster, Foster, Fowler, Fryer, Gomer, Gorten, Greer, Gunter, Horten, Hunter, Joyner, Konner, Kortes, Kortez, Loeber, Lorimer, Lorymer, Louther, Marmer, Mercer, Morten, Packer, Palmer, Parken, Parker, Parnel, Parton, Parvez, Paxten, Peder, Pepper, Percey, Perez, Petar, Peter, Pieter, Pollerd (see Pollard), Pompey, Poriel, Porthos, Potter, Powel, Procter, Purves, Pyotr, Ritter, Rodger, Rover, Slater, Topher, Torger, Turner, Valter, Vester, Walter, Werner and Wister. These names tend to be less frequently used than Porter.


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