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Meaning and name origin

Porter \p(o)-rter, por-ter\ as a boy's 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".


Porter is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1200 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#129 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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A suggested similar baby name is Potter. This name tends to be less commonly used than Porter.


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