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What does Porter mean?

Porter Pronunciation of Porter [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: occupational, surname.


Creative forms:
(male) Porer, Prater, ..

(female) Porteri, ..

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.